Carlos Munoz Blazes a Trail at Indianapolis 500


It was never a smooth run for him since he faced tough competition from others and even nearly crashed once which would have led to a premature end of this run of the circuit. This happened when he was trailing the vehicle piloted by Michel Andretti he had to drop two wheels on the grass in a bid to save crashing with Andretti vehicle. After winning the event, Munoz waved off the incident as an occupational hazard and considered it a case of misunderstanding between the two drivers.

Ryan Hunter-Reay finished second on the speed charts at 222.825 mph and he was no spectator to the mishap that did not ultimately occur. Andretti drivers found their way on the speed chart at successive positions from second with EJ Viso at third with 222.523 mph and A.J. Allmendinger, the rookie at fourth position with 221.279. As far as mishaps on the circuit are concerned, no such events occurred through the three successive days leading to Sunday.

Indianapolis 500 the biggest car-racing spectacle allows witnessing of some of the best driving talents on open wheels. This is the 97th installment in this series viewed by over 250,000 spectators on the stands. Even past winner from this speed-racing event such as Buddy Lazier graced the circuit as a participant with all the fans cheering on for an encore!

It was an exciting day out on the field with six hours of thorough practice and twenty-three cars turning on the laps this day with total 730 laps throughout. Many teams had to leave prematurely with big winds plaguing the initial practice hours with cold weather making it difficult to drive. Dario Franchitti, the three times winner at Indy 500 had his own brush with this bad weather where the big gust of wind simply took control of his racing machine and made it impossible to maneuver.

Forecasts predict more winds albeit with warmer temperatures in the coming days.