In our ongoing series of learning about the life, thoughts and behind-the-scenes of auto racing, Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver E.J. Viso has consistently made time to answer our questions.
Along with asking him questions about the races, we’ve also been able to have a better understanding of the world of auto racing.
A driver since the age of five, Viso began his racing career at age five driving go-karts in his native Venezuela.
Piloting the No. 5 Team Venezuela PDVSA CITGO Chevrolet, the 28-year-old Viso enters his sixth IZOD IndyCar season and first with Andretti Autosport.
E.J.’s next race is at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA on August 25. It will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 1pm PT/3pm ET. So if you have the time, please make the time to watch and support E.J.
So, what’s new?
I’m just getting through the season… trying to make our first win happen, trying to align all the little factors that are crucial to make it happen. So far the championship has been very, very competitive. I believe we’re very close to that first win.
How you feel your season is going?
The season has been pretty decent so far. The performance we’ve had has been great; there are still a few factors that are keeping us from a win, but we have no other choice but to keep fighting and doing what we know how to do, and we’ll keep doing that until the end of the season. I have a lot of faith in my crew and a lot of faith in the guys around me, and we’ll keep working.
Do you have a favorite racing movie?
I think Days of Thunder is always a fun movie to watch.
How’s the best way for a new fan to understand the IndyCar Series?
I do think that if they could attend the race, they’ll be able to understand a lot more than watching from TV.
What’s next on your agenda?
As of now, I’ve been pretty busy with sponsors and putting things together, hopefully, for the future. We’ve got a few races coming up for the last part of the season as well.
About Andretti Autosport
Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Firestone Indy Lights, the Pro Mazda Championship and in the USF2000 National Championship.
The company boasts four IZOD IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Firestone Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 twice (2005 and 2007). For more information, please visit www.AndrettiAutosport.com.