From Indy runner-up to minor leagues: Munoz heads back to Lights after 2nd-place finish in 500

Published May 26, 2013

| Associated Press

Carlos Munoz finished second in the Indianapolis 500 as a 21-year-old rookie.

Now, it's back to the minors.

What a bummer!

Munoz finished behind Tony Kanaan in a thrilling race Sunday that ended up a yellow flag, silencing those skeptics who fretted the young Colombian merely had a fast car but not nearly enough experience to handle his IndyCar debut on such a challenging track. He stayed out of trouble all day and handled his car skillfully in traffic, leading five times for a total of 12 laps.

But this was a one-off for Munoz in the IndyCar series. His main job is driving for Michael Andretti's team in Indy Lights, a struggling developmental series that has only about 10 regular competitors. Munoz says that remains his primary focus.

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