Andretti Autosports Signs Carlos Muñoz to Drive in Indy Lights

[media-credit name=”Andretti Autosport” align=”alignleft” width=”178″][/media-credit]Andretti Autosport announced it has signed Carlos Muñoz for the 2012 Firestone Indy Lights season.

“We compete in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder to help develop young and talented people, and Carlos is the latest member of this development team,” Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport owner says.

He will be paired AFS Racing/Andetti Autosport’s Sebastian Saavedra. Muñoz will be the third Columbian competing in the Indy Lights.

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“Having two entries in Firestone Indy Lights allows us to be a stronger contender for the championship and we are looking forward to having Carlos join our effort,” Andretti continues.

Muñoz will drive the No. 26 Dialy-Ser Firestone Indy Lights Car.

“I am really happy to be joining a team with such great history and to be working with the Andretti family,” Muñoz says. “I think we can do a really good job and be successful this year. I know that Sebastian (Saavedra) and I will work well together as teammates. I am looking forward to joining everyone and excited to go to St. Pete to start the season.”

Muñoz began racing in karting in 2002 and has competed in European single-seaters since the age of 15. Most recently, he has competed in the Formula 3 Euro Series the last two seasons and competed at the famed Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3.

The Firestone Indy Lights season begins this weekend with St. Petersburg this Saturday at 5pm EST. The race will be shown live on NBC.

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