Muñoz still leading the championship after Freedom 100

Zach Veach took on his first oval race in Firestone Indy Lights today and brought home a fifth-place finish.

Carlos Muñoz continued to show strong in today's Firestone Freedom 100 - leading 27 of 40 laps - finishing fourthacross the line in an incredible four-wide finish. The Colombian still leads the Firestone Indy Lights Championship by a margin of 27 points.

Carlos Munoz
Carlos Munoz

Photo by: Mike Young

"It was a really intelligent race for myself and Sage (Karam). It was a close finish with four cars going through to the end. When you lead the last lap at Indy it's really difficult especially with such a small gap.

I have to be happy with fourth. My focus is on the championship and we need to keep working throughout the next races and keep pushing to the end."

Zach Veach took on his first oval race in Firestone Indy Lights today and brought home a fifth-place finish in the Firestone Freedom 100. The rookie, making his first career start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, moved his way up from a seventh-place starting position and drove maturely to post a top-five finish. Veach moves into a tie for seventh in points heading to Milwaukee in three weeks.

"I'm very honored to get my first race in at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Looking back 100 miles later, I had a lot of fun. Starting seventh after having a little bit of wind in qualifying, I had a little bit of work to do to get back into the front of the pack and it only took us five laps to find third.

I stayed in third for some part of the beginning of the race, but then just started losing the rear of the car. I think finishing where we did today with the fifth spot is pretty good for us. We did what we could with what we had and I'm excited to head in to Milwaukee for the next race.

The Andretti Autosport K12 crew did a great job and they gave me a great car for today's Firestone Freedom 100 race. I'm sad to be leaving Indianapolis for now, but I'll be looking forward to it for next year."

Andretti Autosport

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Carlos Munoz , Zach Veach
Teams Andretti Autosport
Article type Race report
Tags andretti, indianapolis, indylights, munoz, veach