Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/11/13

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).
IndyCar driver E.J. Viso does not believe the death of Hugo Chavez will affect the sponsorship of he and other Venezuelan drivers. Most of Viso's sponsorship money comes from PDVSA, the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company. His primary logo is CITGO. PDVSA also sponsors Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado, and Milka Duno is sponsored in the ARCA Series by CANTV, a telecommunications provider in Venezuela. Viso says Chavez was a staunch supporter of promoting Venezuelan athletes, and he's grateful for the support. Chavez died last week after battling cancer. Viso believes the Venezuelan government will continue Chavez' commitment to sponsoring motorsports and other athletes because of the positive attention it brings the country.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
One Gotta Go: Young Thug gets no love from the Pac-12
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Beckham jukes Pacman Jones for TD, does ‘Thriller’ dance

WATCH: Kristaps Porzingis effortlessly blocks shot without jumping

WATCH: Purdue gives Villanova taste of its own buzzer-beater medicine before halftime

Michigan QB Wilton Speight is out for the regular season

Alshon Jeffery suspended four games for violating PED policy

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Cutler has lost support of Bears teammates

Report: NBA execs anticipate DeMarcus Cousins trade soon

Report: 'Growing uncertainty' over Fox's future with Bears

Mike Evans said he did not vote in presidential election

Warriors shoot down Klay Thompson trade rumors

Jerry Jones: Cowboys won’t give up on Randy Gregory

What a loaded Team USA could look like at the 2017 WBC

This week in college football as explained by Bruce Springsteen

Good, bad and ugly from Week 10 in the NFL

Box Score 11/14: Harden, Westbrook rule the NBA world

Is WWE greasing skids for Conor McGregor to jump from UFC?

Carmelo Anthony hints ref who ejected him has grudge

Darrelle Revis on his continued struggles: 'I'm old'

Big Ben: Steelers 'undisciplined and not accountable’

Could Lionel Messi leave Barcelona soon?

After upsets, CFB Playoff landscape not much different

Holy moly, the Browns can actually still make the playoffs

Best of Yardbarker: How to fake it through CBB season

IndyCar News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

What a loaded Team USA could look like at the 2017 WBC

This week in college football as explained by Bruce Springsteen

Good, bad and ugly from Week 10 in the NFL

Some early NBA trends to watch

Best of Yardbarker: How to fake it through CBB season

Four overlooked NFL teams that could sneak into the playoffs

CFB Crash Course Week 11: When the CFB Playoff rankings still don't matter (yet)

The greatest athletes to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces

The only way to keep your sanity during fantasy FB season

Major injuries that changed the trajectory of the NFL season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker