Verizon IndyCar Series driver Carlos Munoz has confirmed that he hopes to have a deal to race in 2017 signed within the next two to three weeks with AJ Foyt Racing the most likely option.
The Colombian who has been driving for Andretti Autosport Honda since 2014 with the help of commercial partners from Colombia however he has stated that he wants to get away from teams where he would have to bring financial support.
AJ Foyt Racing are set to switch to Chevrolet power for next season which if he joins the team it would mean that Munoz would have to learn a new aero-kit. Paddock Eye understands that Foyt who are looking at bringing in two new drivers for the No.14 and the No.41 are in talks with Juan Pablo Montoya and Conor Daly.
Despite confirming that he does not have the budget to remain with Andretti Autosport next season, Munoz was testing for the team alongside Ryan Hunter Reay and Marco Andretti at Phoenix International Raceway on Tuesday as preparations for 2017 continue.
Munoz has other options available to him, with Dale Coyne Racing yet to announce their second driver while Ed Carpenter Racing have also yet to confirm who will replace Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Chevrolet next season. KVSH Racing have also yet to confirm their plans for next season following Sebastien Bourdais’ departure from the team last week.