Lloyd begins prep work for 2008 debut The last time reigning Indy Pro Series champion Alex Lloyd tested an IndyCar Series car, it was an audition with Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
On Dec. 17, Lloyd will make his official debut as a Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver, testing alongside 2005 IndyCar Series champion Dan Wheldon at Sebring International Raceway. The test will cap an eventful week for Lloyd, who was named to the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association's All-America team on Dec. 10 along with IndyCar Series titlist Dario Franchitti.
"I'm excited to get to Sebring and get back in an IndyCar (Series car)," Lloyd said. "I drove one for the first time there, so it will be nice to see if I can pick up where I left off. I'm looking forward to getting back in the car and seeing where we are. "
Lloyd will team with Wheldon, 2003 IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and Salvador Duran at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in January. He hopes the race is the first of many races he will participate in as teammates to Dixon and Wheldon.
"We’re still working hard on finding funding and trying to figure out how the year is going to work. Next week is all about getting some miles and preparing myself for my first race, whenever that may be. The more miles I have the better."
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