Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

May 25, 2013

Rookie Munoz hopes to match hero’s performance

Harry C. Risher
Greensburg Daily News

Indianapolis — Carlos Munoz, the 21-year-old rookie from Columbia, has turned many heads at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with his daring driving and quick speeds in practice. However, few thought Munoz would make Speedway history by becoming the youngest driver ever to earn a front row (second place) starting position in qualifications, and prove to be a real threat to win the 2013 Indianapolis 500 Sunday.

Rookie Munoz would like nothing better than to match what his fellow Columbian racing hero Juan Pablo Montoya did in his rookie year at Indy in 2000 - qualify second and win the Indy 500 as a rookie. If Munoz has the patience, skill, and stamina, that is a definite possibility in Sunday’s 97th Indy 500. He will certainly be a driver to watch, specially starting in the middle of the front row. It will be interesting to see which of the four Indy 500 rookies becomes the 2013 Indy 500 “Rookie of the Year.”