Carlos Munoz will be the 6th driver at Andretti Autosport for the 2018 edition of the Indy 500 in May. That was announced by the team today.
It will be his sixth Indy 500 and the fifth for the team, which he first started working together with in Indy Lights in 2012.
The 25 year-old Colombian has been very close to victory three times on the prestigious track, starting out with a second place in the Freedom 100 Indy Lights race 2012, followed by two second places in the Indy 500 in 2013 and 2016.
His sole IndyCar victory came for Andretti Autosport in Detroit 2015, but has been in top 3 a total of seven times during the last five seasons.
He had one start for Panther Racing in 2013 when Ryan Briscoe broke his hand, and Munoz was at the track anyway, and jumped into the car for the second Toronto race.
The collaboration with Andretti Autosport had a short pause in 2017, when Carlos Munoz drove for A. J. Foyt Enterprises. The team didn’t choose to continue the deal into 2018, so Munoz only have this since race for 2018, unless he finds another team to added up with, or another series to run.
Andretti Autosport will enter the Indy 500 with a total of six cars. Stefan Wilson will also do the Indy 500 only, while Alexander Rossi, Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Zach Veach will do the full IndyCar season.