Munoz To Replace Injured Briscoe
TORONTO — Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Carlos Munoz will drive the No. 4 National Guard Panther Racing Chevrolet during Sunday’s race two of the Honda Indy Toronto.
Munoz is replacing National Guard driver Ryan Briscoe, who sustained a broken right wrist during the first race of weekend on Saturday and is not medically cleared to drive.
Today’s race will be Munoz’s second career IndyCar Series start after the 21-year-old started on the front row of the 97th Indianapolis 500 and finished runner-up, earning him top rookie honors.
“Carlos is a tremendous young driver with a great deal of talent,” Panther Managing Partner John Barnes said. “We’re excited that he was available to drive the National Guard Chevrolet today on such short notice, and I’m sure this will be a great learning experience for him. We’re obviously wishing Ryan (Briscoe) a speedy recovery, but also very happy to make the most of this opportunity with Carlos today.”