Carlos Munoz
Carlos  Munoz
A.J. Foyt Enterprises
Carlos Munoz
rank
15
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Jan 2, 1992
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Hometown
Bogota, Colombia
Residence
Miami, FL

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

"I was thinking that not many of drivers can say they've worked with the two biggest names in motorsports in America – one being Andretti and the other one being Foyt. It's a step forward in my career. It's the first time I'll be the driver to follow and, hopefully with Conor, we're going to work really well together. We want to be fast, I want good results. So we're going to have to work as a team. There is some pressure but I think I can take that pressure."

ON TRACK

  • Won first Indy car race at Belle Isle in 2015.
  • 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
  • 2013 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
  • Has finished second place in the Indianapolis 500 twice in four starts.

OFF TRACK

  • Enjoys kitesurfing and cycling (his favorite hobby)
  • Still competes in karting competitions, including Juan Pablo Montoya’s Carrera de Estrellas – Race of the Stars – in December 2015.
  • Likes training for and competing in triathlons – his first Ironman was in 2013.
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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 0 1 0 2
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 1 2 7 50 15
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 0 3 7 25 14
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 0 5 8 0 13
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 1 1 12 2
Total 56 1 1 11 24 87 46
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

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


A.J. Foyt Enterprises

A.J. Foyt, the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, founded A.J. Foyt Enterprises, a race shop based in Waller, Texas, in 1965.

Foyt has won more Indianapolis-style championship races (67) than any driver in history. He has a record seven national Indy-style driving championship titles to his name and a total of 12 major driving championships in various categories.

Foyt has raced everything from midgets to stock cars. He won the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1967 and the Daytona 500 in 1972. He is the only driver to win those two events along with the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977. He was the inaugural inductee into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1989.

Foyt retired from driving Indy cars in 1993 to concentrate his efforts on team ownership but returned to the driver's seat at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994 to compete in the inaugural Brickyard 400 NASCAR race.

Foyt earned his first Indianapolis 500 victory solely as a car owner with driver Kenny Brack in 1999. Foyt's team won IndyCar Series titles in 1996 and 1998. His son, Larry, is the team director.

 

Team Website foytracing.com
First Start
May 26, 2013 (Indianapolis 500)
First Win
May 30, 2015 (Belle Isle)
First Pole
June 9, 2016 (Texas)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2016
    • Finished 10th in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport with best finish of second at Indianapolis 500 as part of 1-2 finish for his team.
    • Scored a podium at Mid-Ohio.
    • Earned first career pole at Texas.
  • 2015
    • Finished 13th in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Won first career race at Belle Isle-1, coming from 20th starting spot in the wet to lead a 1-2 finish for the team.
    • Had three top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
  • 2014
    • Earned Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors by finishing eighth in Verizon IndyCar Series season standings.
    • Recorded a trio of third-place finishes (Long Beach, Houston-1, Pocono) and fourth place at Indianapolis 500.
    • Finished with eight top-10 finishes in season.
    • Started in the top 10 in 11 races.
  • 2013
    • Competed in two races for Andretti Autosport and one for Panther Racing.
    • Started and finished second in the Indianapolis 500, earning Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year honors.

Carlos's Road To Indy

  • 2013
    • Finished third in Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport with four victories, including back-toback wins from pole at Barber and Long Beach.
    • Posted eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.
    • Earned five poles.
    • Led six races for total of 198 laps.
  • 2012
    • Finished fifth in Indy Lights for Andretti Autosport, winning at Edmonton and Auto Club Speedway.
    • Won pole at Edmonton.
    • Recorded five podium finishes, 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.
    • 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.
  • 2007
    • Competed in karting, racing in the KF3 class for Gillard.
    • Finished 3rd in Spanish Championship and 12th in Italian Championship.
    • Made four starts in Formula TR Pro Series FR 1600.
  • Early Career
    • Competed in karting, racing in the KF3 class for Gillard. Finished third in Spanish Championship and 12th in Italian Championship.