Ganassi hearts Lloyd

Posted by Iannucci | 8/23/2007 | 1 comments »
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This isn’t so much letting the cat out of the bag as it is indicitave that the cat may soon be in the bag. And the cat is Alex Lloyd.

We know Lloyd tested an IndyCar at Sebring for TCGR recently, but now there's more from Curt Cavin’s Q&A:

Question: So much for Alex Lloyd's Roth Racing ride for Chicago. Is he going to be yet another IPS Champ to never get a chance at a ride? (Dave, Johnson City, N.Y.)

Answer: First of all, he turned down Marty Roth's offer to run a second car at Chicagoland on Sept. 9 because he felt like it stood to do him more harm if the program wasn't stout. That's why P.J. Chesson was given the opportunity. Alex tested last week for Ganassi Racing at Sebring, becoming the first Pro Series points leader to test with one of the league's big teams. He's being invited to drive one of Ganassi's Grand Am cars, and I suspect Ganassi is going to work very hard to find a way to keep this kid. He tested very well, and team officials are very high on him.

UPDATE: A reader who may or may not be Allan Brewer points out that has a little more on this.


  1. Anonymous // August 23, 2007 9:32 AM  


    Alex confirmed yesterday during the IRL teleconference that he's riding with Michael Valiente in the Ganassi Grand Am car this weekend at Sonoma, in addition to driving the two Indy Pro Series races.

    There's a story about it on (which is where everyone goes for Indy Pro Series info!!!)