Curt Cavin continues to fill in the details of yesterday's game of musical chairs, adding this anecdote.
Meira said Panther officials sent him an e-mail Monday to say his contract wouldn't be renewed for the No. 4 car he has driven since 2004."To: email@example.com. Subject: You're fired." Now that's cold. Lest we forget, just two years ago Panther co-owner John Barnes famously expressed his man-crush for Meira.
"Put two and two together," said Meira, who spent Tuesday contacting other IndyCar teams.
"Panther can't see anybody driving the 4 car but Vitor Meira. I can tell you, it would cost me my house and home and everything else, my wife would divorce me if he wasn't driving our car. We all love him."I'm guessing Barnes didn't have email then.