HVM Racing withdraws from Nashville due to Viso illness

Medical Condition Forces HVM Racing To Withdraw From Nashville Team Focuses on Drivers Health Indianapolis, Ind. (July 9, 2008) -- HVM Racing has withdrawn its entry of the No. 33 PDVSA HVM Racing Honda Dallara for E.J. Viso from this...

Medical Condition Forces HVM Racing To Withdraw From Nashville
Team Focuses on Drivers Health

Indianapolis, Ind. (July 9, 2008) -- HVM Racing has withdrawn its entry of the No. 33 PDVSA HVM Racing Honda Dallara for E.J. Viso from this weekend's Firestone Indy 200 at the Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway. Viso was diagnosed with the viral disease mumps earlier this week and is currently undergoing treatment.

HVM Racing management and the Indy Racing League officials met today and have determined that in the best interest E.J. Viso, the PDVSA HVM Racing team and all the participants in the Series, the team will not compete this weekend.

"Our primary concern is with E.J. and the crew" said Keith Wiggins, team owner. "We want to see him return as healthy and quickly as possible and also have the crew checked out due to their close proximity to him. We have discussed several different options for this weekend, but none of them enabled us to both preserve the health and interests of E.J., PDVSA HVM Racing and its members, other competitors and teams and the Indy Racing League. This is the reason why, and as sad as it is, we decided not to take part in the Firestone Indy 200 in Nashville at all. Right now, our focus is getting E.J. healthy for our next event and containing any risk. There is never a dull moment with E.J. around."

HVM Racing will continue to monitor the condition of Viso and turn their attention to next weekend's events at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

-credit: hvm

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