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HOMESTEAD, FL - FEBRUARY 24: E. J. Viso driver of the #13 HVM Racing Dallara Honda poses for a portrait during the IRL IndyCar Series Spring Testing on February 24, 2009 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images).
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer Late for an appointment, E.J. Viso is getting nowhere fast. The IndyCar driver is stuck in gridlock traffic outside Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition grounds, site of last weekend's race. Idling behind a long line of cars being held up by a traffic cop, Viso can do nothing but sit helpless behind the wheel while exchanging text messages to inform a member of his KV Racing Technology team of his predicament. Frustrating as it is, it was yet another lesson for Viso to remain patient, something the fast, feisty and sometimes reckless Venezuelan has often been accused of lacking. ''Yeah, I have a reputation. And in a lot of ways I think I deserve to be called that way,'' Viso said. ''But in some others, I think this sport is also a little bit cruel and cold, because people only see the result and they don't understand why.'' The results haven't been pretty. In his fifth IndyCar season, Viso has far more did not finishes (2...
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