Welcome to IBJ's video feature "At the Track." In the two weeks leading up to the 2012 Indianapolis 500, videographer Mason King will view events at the Speedway from the perspective of driver E.J. Viso and his team with locally based KV Racing Technology.
Viso is competing at the Speedway for the fifth time. His best qualifying position was 18th in 2011, and he earned a best finish of 24th in 2009. But the 26-year-old Venezuelan has reason for optimism this year. He is off to a promising start in the 2012 IndyCar Series season, ranked 12th after four races. Perhaps more importantly, he finished all four races, a sign that he is maturing as a driver.
Viso has found a new level of comfort and confidence with his crew. It includes 33-year-old Frenchman Olivier Boisson, promoted this season to race engineer for Viso's No. 5 car. Jimmy Vasser, co-owner of KV Racing Technology and a former CART series champion, is working directly with Viso and his crew, and communicating with Viso via headset during practice runs and races.
In the video below, Viso discusses his goals for the Indy 500 and the entire IndyCar season, while Boisson and Vasser weigh in on what they do to quicken his speed and keep him on the track.