Auto Racing: Viso among four to drive for Andretti

Venezuelan racer E.J. Viso has signed to drive for Andretti Autosport in the upcoming IndyCar season, giving the team four cars in the series in 2013, owner Michael Andretti said Thursday.

The deal announced Thursday will see the South American speedster join reigning series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and fellow American Marco Andretti plus Canadian James Hinchcliffe in the Andretti line-up.

"I could not ask for more than to get the opportunity to drive for a championship team," Viso said.

"It's a dream come true. After five years in the series I believe I've found the right environment."

Viso has managed 18 top-10 finishes with a career-best finish of third at Iowa in 2010.

Andretti's team will be the largest in the US-based open-wheel series in the new season, which begins March 24 at St. Petersburg, Florida.

"We're happy to welcome EJ to the team," Andretti said. "He has shown speed in his early years as a driver, which we view as very promising."