Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 11/9/14

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).
Venezuelan E.J. Viso will complete the four-car tandem at Andretti Autosport for 2013. Viso, will bring Team Venezuela and a partnership with HVM to Andretti and run the No. 5 Chevrolet full-time in ’13. Viso is a five-year veteran of the IZOD IndyCar Series and started with HVM in the No. 13 Honda in his first season. He bolted for a three-year stint with KV Racing and showed some promise but fell out of contention in many races due to drivers error. He was very fast everywhere the series went but crashed a lot. He now rejoins HVM with an alliance with Andretti who just won the series championship with Ryan Hunter-Reay last season in efforts to finally get his first career victory. Viso also brings PDVSA who’s been his sponsor since day one in the series with him to AA/HVM. With this announcement and the news this week of James Jakes to Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan in the No. 30 Honda full-time in ’13, it bring the total car count to 23 full-time entries. That basically leaves two seats open with both of them being at Dale Coyne Racing. Justin Wilson is likely to take the No. 18 Honda with DCR after rejoining them last season. That deal is all but finalized and would leave just one open seat for ’13 unless other rides come up. Team Penske and A.J. Allmendinger announced this morning that Allmendinger would test one of Penske’s cars at Sebring later this month with the possibility of running the Indianapolis 500 in May. I’m hearing from sources that Allmendinger would run three races in tune-up for May if the test goes well. That would be a 26th car on the grid at times this season to go along with a third car for at least Long Beach by RLL with Mike Conway in the car. It’s safe to say this season there shouldn’t be low car counts to worry about as quality drivers will be in rides. Australian Ryan Briscoe needs to find funding to get in one of the Coyne cars or possibility of hopping in Graham Rahal’s old ride. Sebastian Saveedra who had a deal with Conquest and Andretti Autosport last season for three races has hinted that he had a deal and would be announcing something soon. I can confirm he’s in Indy doing some work now. That could be a 24th full-time entry as well. Car/Driver Chart 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevy 3 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Chevy 4 J.R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevy 5 E.J. Viso Andretti Autosport/HVM Chevy 6 Katherine Legge? Dragon Racing Chevy 7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevy 9 Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 10 Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing Chevy 12 Will Power Team Penske Chevy 14 Takuma Sato A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 15 Graham Rahal Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Honda 20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevy 22 Oriol Servia Panther Racing/DRR Chevy 25 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevy 27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevy 30 James Jakes Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Honda 55 Tristian Vautier R Sam Schmidt/Peterson/Hamilton Racing Honda 67 Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher/Hartman Racing Honda 77 Simon Pagenaud Sam Schmidt/Peterson/Hamilton Racing 78 Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Chevy 83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi Racing Honda 98 Alex Tagliani Barracuda/Herta Autosport Honda Part-time 41 Chase Austin R A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda Mike Conway Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Honda A.J. Allmendinger? Team Penske Chevy Open Rides: 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda Ganassi Racing Honda The post IndyCar Silly Season: E.J. Viso to Andretti Autosport confirmed appeared first on Race Review Online.
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