No. 2 with a bullet Vitor Meira

May 25, 2008 Full story: 8

Vitor Meira saw an opportunity that he couldn't pass up. So the Panther Racing driver went for the pass.

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Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#1 May 25, 2008
There's not a lot of drivers you can say gives it their all and gets everything out of the car no matter what and Vitor really does. Panther didn't give him the best car or even the 2nd best car but he finished in 2nd! Poor Vitor :(

Ashburn, VA

#2 May 25, 2008
Who did he drive for before if Panther has bad cars how did he finish second before? That doesn't make sense.

Cincinnati, OH

#3 May 25, 2008
Vitor has been around the block before. He's been the off man out in the Brasil influx of drivers. His best ride was with Rahal-Letterman.

Dan, lots of drivers finish second with bad cars. Vitor's car is not a terrible car, but it is not first rate... Panther racing is on the border between a first class operation (which it is not) and a second class operation (of which it is one of the best)

Cincinnati, OH

#4 May 25, 2008
Meira's pass for the lead was one of the gutsiest moves I've ever seen in 27 years of watching the 500. Passing one car low and then another car high going into TURN ONE?! That is borderline insane and he pulled it off. That pass should was special.

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#5 May 25, 2008
Dan wrote:
Who did he drive for before if Panther has bad cars how did he finish second before? That doesn't make sense.
He drove for Rahal Letterman then when Danica Mania went off he was released after his second place finish! BOGUS. But Panther needed a driver and Vitor needed a ride so it worked out. Panther actually auctioned stuff off and still survived.

Sterling, IL

#6 May 25, 2008
Be nice to Vitor to the top.
Darren from Bangor


#7 May 26, 2008
Vitor sure did provide one heck of an exciting Sunday. Although he came up a little short, Panther Racing has a great driver in Vitor and the two should grow into a contender together in the coming months. Vitor rules!!!!!

United States

#8 May 26, 2008
Did anyone see the Paycheck he got at the victory celebration. Not sure how much but it was big.

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