Colombians Munoz, Huertas turn more laps at Sebring

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Carlos Munoz got his first running of 2014 – and second since being confirmed as an official full-season driver for Andretti Autosport in November – during testing at Sebring earlier this week.

Times weren’t revealed but Munoz, who will drive the No. 34 Cinsay-backed Honda, felt good to be running again.

“I have to work quite a lot to have the car 100 percent at St. Pete,” Munoz told IndyCar.com. “It will be an interesting season so I have to work a lot and push a lot.”

Another Colombian Carlos, this time Carlos Huertas at Panther Racing, got his second test of the year in earlier this week as well. Also via IndyCar.com, Huertas said, “At the moment, things are looking promising in my view” in regards to the team’s open seat.

Noteworthy was the fact the No. 4 Chevrolet tested in a new and revised blue, red and white livery, rather than the unbranded National Guard camoflauge livery that Huertas tested with in January.

The matter of the National Guard’s sponsorship for 2014 was still yet to be settled, officially, until Thursday. Still, the revised Panther livery – showcasing only its two associate sponsors Charter and Lincoln Tech – spoke louder than words.

If Huertas joins the grid, that would make three Colombians in the field, along with Munoz and the returning Juan Pablo Montoya.

IndyCar 2017 driver review: All posts, one place

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In case you missed any of MotorSportsTalk’s extensive 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series driver-by-driver reviews on NBCSports.com, we’ve combined them all into one post.

See the full rankings below. Of the 38 drivers that raced at least once this year, 23 of them ran anywhere from six races to the full 17-race schedule, and got a full review. Drivers who competed in four or fewer races were packaged into the “remaining part-timers” post.

1. Josef Newgarden
2. Simon Pagenaud
3. Scott Dixon
4. Helio Castroneves
5. Will Power
6. Graham Rahal
7. Alexander Rossi
8. Takuma Sato
9. Ryan Hunter-Reay
10. Tony Kanaan
11. Max Chilton
12. Marco Andretti
13. James Hinchcliffe
14. Ed Jones
15. JR Hildebrand
16. Carlos Munoz
17. Charlie Kimball
18. Conor Daly
19. Mikhail Aleshin
20. Spencer Pigot / 22. Ed Carpenter
21. Sebastien Bourdais / 25. Esteban Gutierrez
23-24, 26-38. All the rest