Verizon IndyCar Series - Carlos Munoz

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Carlos Munoz
All-Time Career Statistics - Verizon IndyCar Series
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  • Indy 500 Wins
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  • Total Poles
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Biography of Carlos Munoz

Colombia native Carlos Munoz began his motorsports career in karting in 2002. In 2007, he made his debut in single-seaters, racing in the Formula TR Pro Series. He earned one podium in four races.

In 2008, Munoz participated in the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championships, racing for Prema Powerteam. The following season, he competed in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup championships for Epsilon Euskadi. He finished eighth in the Eurocup standings, including a podium in the second race at the Nürburgring. In the West European Cup, he took seventh place in the championship, scoring two podiums.

He also competed in the F3 Euroseries with Signature Team in 2010 and 2011 and Indy Lights in 2012 and 2013. He made a splash in his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2013 by starting and finishing second in the Indianapolis 500. In 2014, he earned the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award.

He is a fan of Real Madrid.

VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start: May 26, 2013 (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

2014
• Finished eighth in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded three podiums among eight top-10 finishes, with best of third at Long Beach, Houston 1 and Pocono.
• Received Sunoco Rookie of the Year award.

2013
• Competed in two races for Andretti Autosport and one for Panther Racing.
• Started and finished second in the Indianapolis 500, earning Rookie of Year honors.

ROAD TO THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

2013
• Finished third in Firestone Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded four victories, including back-to-back wins from pole at Barber and Long Beach.
• Posted eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes overall.
• Earned five poles.
• Led six races for total of 198 laps.
• Was running at finish in nine of the 12 races.

2012
• Finished fifth in Firestone Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded two victories, one pole, seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes.

2011
• Finished eighth in Formula 3 Euro Series for Signature with a best finish of second at Hockenheim.
• Also finished on podium at Silverstone.
• Won pole for race at Hockenheim-2.
• Finished sixth in FIA Formula 3 International Trophy with best finish of third at Spa-Francorchamps.
• Competed in Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.

2010
• Finished ninth in Formula 3 Euro Series for Mücke Motorsports with best finish of second at Brands Hatch.
• Made six starts in British Fomula 3 Invitation Class, recording a win and two podiums.
• Competed in Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.

2009
• Finished eighth in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup for Epsilon Euskadi.
• Finished seventh in Formula Renault 2.0 WEC for Epsilon Euskadi.
• Finished 12th in European F3 Open with two podiums in six starts.

2008
• Competed in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with Prema Powerteam.
• Finished 16th in Formula Renault 2.0 Italy for Prema Powerteam.
• Finished ninth in Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Cup.

Early Career
• Competed in karting, racing in the KF3 class for Gillard. Finished third in Spanish Championship and 12th in Italian Championship.
• Made four starts in Formula TR Pro Series FR 1600.
• Selected to race for Wales in the Inter-nations Karting Championship.


Early career
• Competed in karting, winning junior championships in WKA and Stars of Karting and competing in European Championships and Italian and Spanish karting championships.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 0 5 8 0 13
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 1 1 12 2
Total 21 0 0 6 9 12 15
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2013 Indy Lights 12 4 5 8 11 198 9
2012 Indy Lights 14 2 1 7 9 85 8
Total 26 6 6 15 20 283 17
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Andretti Autosport - HVM Racing

HVM Racing entered its first year of competition in the IndyCar Series in 2008.

Keith Wiggins purchased Bettenhausen Motorsports in 2001, renaming it Herdez Competition (2001-03) and then HVM Racing (2004-05) as it competed in Champ Car. Mario Dominguez and Michel Jourdain Jr. of Mexico as well as Brazil's Roberto Moreno all drove under the Herdez banner.

The 2004 Champ Car season saw the team record its third victory when Ryan Hunter-Reay won at Milwaukee, leading all 250 laps. In 2006, the team had a breakthrough season under the CTE Racing-HVM banner, reflecting a partnership with comedian Cedric the Entertainer, and finished fourth in the standings with Nelson Philippe after winning the season finale at Surfers Paradise.

In 2007, Wiggins teamed up with another ex-Formula One team owner, Paul Stoddart, and the team was renamed Minardi Team USA. Driver Robert Doornbos finished third in the standings.

Wiggins, a former driver, joined Lola Cars in 1998, serving as vice president and then president of Lola Cars International Inc. in America. Wiggins joined Bettenhausen Motorsports in mid-2000 as managing director and part-owner.

In 2013, HVM Racing entered into a partnership with Andretti Autosport for a single car, and will continue the partnership in 2014 with Carlos Munoz behind the wheel