Name: Carlos Gutierrez
Team: KV Racing Technology
Position: Assistant Engineer
Total 500s participated in: 3
At-track duties: Support the Race Engineers in the analysis of vehicle performance metrics and timing and scoring data. Monitor fuel consumption and work with strategist on race day to determine pit strategy.
Away-from-track duties: Develop software for the automation of reports and engineering tools. Design, test and develop new components and parts.
Favorite part of the Month of May: RACE DAY.
Most challenging part of the Month of May: RACE DAY. As it is the longest race of the year, with many pit stops and continuously changing strategies and circumstances, it is vital that every member of the team is prepared, aware, and working at their best. The driver, engineers, and crew members all have to be able to endure 200 laps because the last one is the most important. There are 33 cars with over 1000 team members all fighting for the same position.
Favorite 500 memory: The first year I was a part of it.
Favorite way to spend a day off after Indy: Preparing for the next race… Texas, Milwaukee, etc.
What participating in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing means to you: It feels great to be a part of something that spans several generations. Sharing the paddock with former winners and working with some of the best and brightest engineers and mechanics in motorsports reminds me that I am truly fortunate to be a part of it.