Carlos Munoz went through a wide range of emotions this past weekend.
On Saturday, Carlos Munoz earned his first career IndyCar victory after a risky strategy call by Andretti Autosport paid off. They kept him out on slicks with severe storms closing in on the street course. When the rains finally came, it was so severe that the race was put under a red flag. It never went back green.
He started the second race from 11th on the grid with the starting lineup set by entrant points due to rain washing out qualifying. He made progress early, overtaking multiple cars in wet conditions and working his way all the way up to sixth.
However, it all came to an end on the eighth lap when the Colombian pulled to the side of the track with a mechanical failure. He was the first car to exit the race and finished 23rd. Following the incident, he said on social media, "Feeling very strong from the start of the race moving up from P11 to P5, until the motor gave out. That's racing! Next stop Texas."
He leaves Detroit 11th in the championship standings, 135 points adrift of the top spot.