Viso Confirmed by KV Racing
February 27, 2012 | 5:00 P.M. EST
Viso will be contesting his fifth IZOD IndyCar season and third with KVRT. (Photo: Getty Images)
KV Racing Technology co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser announced that E. J. Viso will return to the team for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
Viso, 26, will drive the No. 5 CITGO/PDVSA - KV Racing Technology Chevrolet with additional support from Herbalife, Mindeporte CANTV and SBA Airlines.
"We are delighted to welcome E. J. back for his third season with KVRT," said Kalkhoven. "He has shown speed in his previous two years and this year we expect many more successful finishes from him."
The personable Venezuelan-born driver will be contesting his fifth IZOD IndyCar season and third with KVRT. In 2011, Viso scored four top-10 finishes with a season-best seventh place showing in Texas Race No. 2. In 67 career starts, Viso has earned 13 top-10 finishes with a career-high third place on the oval at Iowa in 2010 and a street/road course best of fourth at St. Petersburg in 2008 in just his second IndyCar start.
He expects 2012 to be his breakout year.
"I am really happy to be back with KV Racing Technology," Viso said. "Last year was very successful even if the results don't necessarily reflect what we wanted. We worked very hard and we proved we were competitive. The progress we made over the last two years will be a key to our success in 2012.
"I want to thank all my sponsors for their support over the years. I look forward to rewarding them with many strong performances this season."