Chicagoland: AJ Foyt Racing preview

* Vitor Meira on the key to Chicagoland: "The key is having a balanced car in traffic and you've got to keep it flat -- like you do at all 1.5 mile tracks. You have plenty of grip at all of those places, so all you need is a well-balanced car in...

* Vitor Meira on the key to Chicagoland: "The key is having a balanced car in traffic and you've got to keep it flat -- like you do at all 1.5 mile tracks. You have plenty of grip at all of those places, so all you need is a well-balanced car in traffic. If you have that, you'll have a good race.

* Meira on what makes Chicagoland unique: "The uniqueness of Chicagoland is that the race is more bunched up; we run closer together than we do at Homestead or Kansas. At Chicagoland, it's a very thick and big act--always. It's sort of like Texas but even more so because the Chicagoland track is wider. It has more room--the third lane is always there--so you have room to pass. It makes for a good race for the drivers and the fans."

* Meira on returning to ovals: "I'm glad to be back on the ovals--I never thought I would say that but here we are! We're going to a track that the team, Jeff Britton [chief engineer] and I are all in sync. I am excited about that! It's important to close out the year on a good consistent note--not only this race but all of the ones coming up. That will make for a good off-season." The final four races of the season will be on 1.5-mile ovals: Chicagoland Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Twin Ring Motegi in Japan and Homestead-Miami Speedway.

-source: ajfr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Vitor Meira