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Dec 12, 2013 - 04:48 PM
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Drivers Honored By Home Country's Motorsports Community
Posted by: newsla on Dec 12, 2013 - 04:42 PM
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Drivers Honored By Home Country's Motorsports Community

Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Carlos Munoz was named Colombia's driver of the year as part of the FederaciĆ³n Colombiana de Automovilismo Deportivo "Night of the Best" on Dec. 10.


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Munoz, who finished second in the Indianapolis 500 and third in Firestone Indy Lights, will move up to the IndyCar Series with Andretti Autosport in 2013. Among the nominated drivers he beat out in voting was Firestone Indy Lights runner-up Gabby Chaves.

"Named best Colombian driver of the year! Thank you all for making this possible!" Munoz wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter, shortly after receiving the award,.

Meanwhile, four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Scottish Motor Racing Club awards dinner in Edinburgh, Scotland on Dec. 7.

Franchitti was given a standing ovation by the audience of 400 at the Sheraton Hotel as he received his award.

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