Back in April were reports that Leilani Munter (still can't find that umlaut on the keyboard) was seeking a ride in the Indy Pro series, and now several months later it appears Danica!'s fellow Hostess Diva will get her chance.
Leilani Münter will make her Indy Pro Series debut Aug. 11 at the Kentucky Speedway in the No. 57 SMART Papers/Lucas Oil car prepared by Sam Schmidt Motorsports.Very nice, especially considering the Schmidt car should give her a shot at second place behind teammate Alex Lloyd. IndyCar.com has pics of her and the car - both looking quite SMART. Har har.
Münter, who passed her rookie test at Kentucky in May, also will compete in the season finale at the Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 9.
"Racing in the Indy Pro Series is a big step in my career," said Münter, who began racing stock cars in 2001. "I am deeply appreciative to Sam Schmidt for giving me the chance to drive for a championship team and to SMART Papers for becoming my primary sponsor in the series."