VITOR MEIRA CLARIFIES HIS UPCOMING NASCAR TRUCK SERIES TEST Vitor Meira will test a NASCAR Camping World Series truck at Rockingham Speedway next week along with fellow Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. Amid speculation prompted by an article that ...
VITOR MEIRA CLARIFIES HIS UPCOMING NASCAR TRUCK SERIES TEST
Vitor Meira will test a NASCAR Camping World Series truck at Rockingham Speedway next week along with fellow Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. Amid speculation prompted by an article that appeared on www.speedtv.com, Meira wishes to make it clear that he is not contemplating a move to NASCAR now.
"I plan to run in the IndyCar Series as long as it possible to do so," said Meira. "I love racing the Indy cars and I hope to do it for as long as I am able. The opportunity to test a truck along with Nelson Piquet Jr. came up and it sounded like fun. I thought I might be able to give Nelson some pointers on running an oval because this will be his first time on an oval track. Before I agreed to do it, I asked both A.J. and Larry Foyt about it, and they gave their permission. It doesn't mean I'm looking to go NASCAR racing now because my priority is racing with A.J.'s team in the IndyCar Series. I've really enjoyed working with A.J., Larry, our sponsor ABC Supply and Honda Racing this year and I want to continue to work with them as long as they want me.
"And we have some unfinished business at Indy."
Meira will be at the IndyCar Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday atop the ABC Supply pit box watching Ryan Hunter-Reay finish out the season in the ABC Supply Dallara/Honda. Meira tested the No. 14 Indy car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week for his first time back behind the wheel since his accident in the Indy 500 when he sustained two broken vertebrae. Meira will continue testing the No. 14 ABC Supply car over the winter in preparation for the full 2010 season.