IRL: Texas: Panther Racing Saturday report

Meira Shows Speed in Final Texas Practice Panther Quickest Its Been all Weekend FORT WORTH, Tex. (June 9, 2006) -- Panther Racing driver Vitor Meira waited until the final practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway to climb near the top...

Meira Shows Speed in Final Texas Practice
Panther Quickest Its Been all Weekend

FORT WORTH, Tex. (June 9, 2006) -- Panther Racing driver Vitor Meira waited until the final practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway to climb near the top of the speed charts. After a qualification effort that will see him roll off in 13th place tomorrow night, Meira and the Panther Pack posted the seventh-quickest practice time Friday.

Vitor posted a top lap of 213.081 mph, 24.5822 seconds.

The Bombardier Learjet 500 will be broadcast live on ESPN at 9 p.m. (EDT), with additional coverage provided by the IMS Radio Network and on XM Satellite Radio Channel 145.

Vitor Meira Quote:

"It took us a little while, but we've got the Panther Honda right where we want it for the race tomorrow. These guys have been working really really hard and it's great to see that pay off for all of us. The car was difficult early this weekend, but we made changes and we're happy with the car now. It's going to be a great race tomorrow."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Vitor Meira
Teams Panther Racing