Zach Veach, the American professional racing driver who made a big news in the Indy Lights series, is about to make his first-ever Verizon IndyCar Series race this year. Veach will be joining AJ Foyt Racing team for the highly competitive Indianapolis 500 series.
According to Motorsport.com, the 22 years-old professional racing driver will be driving the No.40 Foyt-Chevrolet entry in the series’ flagship race, with financial backing and sponsorship from the Guggenheim company-established Indy Women in Tech Championship. Veach is also teaming up with regular-season drivers Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly.
The Stockdale-born professional racer has made his first big racing victory in 2011 when he won the 2011 US F2000 Winterfest in Florida. Veach also raced and competed in the Star Mazda Championship in 2012, finishing tenth in points with a best finish of third.
In 2013, Veach moved up to Indy Lights to race for with Andretti Autosport. During his tenure with the Andretti Autosport, Veach has led the most laps and finished on the podium in third at the Milwaukee Mile. At Andretti Autosport, Veach has made an impressive record, achieving an amazing five pole positions and six victories, thus ending his 2014 season third overall in the driver’s championship.
The 22-years-old Veach has raced for Indy Lights series and remained at Andretti Autosport team from 2013 to 2014. After being out of the racing cockpit in 2015, Veach made a strong return to Indy Lights series in 2016, and this time with the Belardi Auto Racing team.
In addition to his racing experience, Veach was also named to CNN’s list of “Intriguing People” in May of 2010. He also became a national spokesperson for FocusDriven. Additionally, Veach has created and published his first book on NBC’s The Today Show on March 2011.
In 2010, Veach attended the 2010 National Distracted Driving Summit where he was honored by US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood for his contribution in putting an end to distracted driving.
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