IRL: Meira receives honor from Indiana Pacers

Vitor Meira to be Honorary Captain for Indiana Pacers INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Panther Racing driver Vitor Meira will be recognized as an honorary team captain for the Indiana Pacers Friday night prior to the game with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Vitor Meira to be Honorary Captain for Indiana Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Panther Racing driver Vitor Meira will be recognized as an honorary team captain for the Indiana Pacers Friday night prior to the game with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Meira, who will join fellow IndyCar Series competitor Ed Carpenter, will also sign autographs at 6:45 p.m. in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pavilion, located outside sections 4-6, at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The game starts at 8 p.m.

"This is a thrill for me," Meira said about the upcoming appearance. "I wish there was more I could do to help the Pacers make the playoffs, but I know that we'll be cheering as much as we can on Friday. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Meira will be joined during the autograph session by his "Unofficial Fan Club", a collection of grade school students that started a fan club for their favorite driver. The club has continued to grow in numbers since the students made their first appearance during IMS' Fan Tour kick-off at Fast Times Indoor Karting in February. The kids will join Vitor for the autograph signing and then kick back to watch the Pacer game.

The Indy 500 Fan Tour presented by Meijer/Coca-Cola will be open to fans before the game outside Conseco Fieldhouse along Pennsylvania Street from 6-9 p.m.

-www.pantherracing.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ed Carpenter , Vitor Meira
Teams Panther Racing