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Meira Extends With A.J. Foyt Racing

Vitor Meira (left) talks with team owner A.J. Foyt during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season. (Dan Helrigel/IndyCar Photo)

HOUSTON — Driver Vitor Meira and longtime sponsor ABC Supply will both return to A.J. Foyt Racing for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season.

Meira, ABC Supply and chief engineer Jeff Britton all signed contracts with the team owned by four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt in December.

“I am really glad to have both ABC Supply and Vitor back with us,” Foyt said. “ABC has been with us since 2005 and their loyalty and support means a lot to me. Over my career, I have always had just one or two main sponsors at a time. It works for me and I think it works for them because they usually work into long-term deals. ABC has stood by my team through some tough times recently and I’m planning to give them some great times this season.

“Working with Vitor has been good. It’s taken us a little time to adjust and having a full season under our belt with Vitor and Jeff will help us going into 2011. I look for us to have a good year.”

Meira returns to the United States this week after spending the holidays in his native Brazil.

“I am really happy about working with A.J. Foyt and his ABC Supply team again. Being able to continue the progress that we made at the end of last year will make for a good season this year,” Meira said. “We know the areas that we have to work in to improve and we have already started to do that in the off-season.”

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