Drivers looking forward to lapping Tony George

Target Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull and Panther Racing driver Vitor Meira were the guests on today's IndyCar Series teleconference. Both discussed the upcoming Open Test at Daytona International Speedway. Meira discussed his preseason preparations, while Hull discussed how his team has prepared to fight for the IndyCar Series title.

Hull was also asked the following question concerning his team's entry in this weekend's Rolex 24 sports car race:

Q. Are you going to give any special handling instructions to Dixon, Wheldon and Mr. Montoya when it comes to passing or overtaking IRL Founder and CEO Tony George?

MIKE HULL: "Oh, boy. (Laughing) Well, I hope we're lucky enough to be able to pass him on the racetrack, as well as lots of other race cars besides his. You know, the whole thing with the 24 hour race is being able to keep track of who is actually in that car when you're coming up in that car. I know in their case they have four drivers and we have three, so it's either three or four for most teams for Daytona.

You know, Mr. George wants to drive in this race. Had a conversation with him about it not too long ago, and he's excited about driving here. So I think Scott and Dan and Juan and everybody else on the track will be excited about racing with him."

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