Q. Bryan, do you know which engine manufacturer you plan to align with?
BRYAN HERTA: As far as our 2012 plans go, I think we're moving along fairly well. We're pretty happy with where we're at right now. We haven't signed with any particular manufacturer or anything, and really I think we have to be little judicious about how and when we do that, because right now we've got to focus on the test program that's been put in front of us and make sure that we're doing a good job for everybody involved in that. And then really worry about 2012 as we wrap that program up.
Q. Steve, switching gears a little bit, could you talk about your Firestone Indy Lights driver Duarte Ferreira? How pleased are you with his development as a driver thus far?
STEVE NEWEY: Well, he's done a great job for us. And he's progressed significantly from early this year when we started testing with him, and especially on the ovals. He's performed like he's been racing on ovals all his life.
And he's just taken to it like a duck in water, because he's very aggressive on the ovals when he needs to be, and he's smart when he's in traffic, and he's been able to generate his best finish of the year so far; last race at Iowa he finished fifth.
We're very pleased with his performance. He's a very dedicated driver. His fitness regimen is more difficult and more stringent than many drivers I've been associated with in the past, and he's got a bright future ahead of him and we're real glad to have him, and we're expecting bigger and better things out of him as the season progresses.
Q. Dan, the car you're going to be testing, as far as you know, is it pretty much the same one that we saw unveiled at Indy that was on display with all the added aerodynamic accoutrements? What are your thoughts about about being, for lack of a better word, a test dummy? With all due respect...
DAN WHELDON: Test dummy, that's a good one. I like that. That's what I'm going to call myself: test dummy.
I'll answer the second question first. Like I said, I take it very seriously doing a job like this. You're associating yourself with big manufacturers like Honda, Dallara and obviously Firestone – I think with Firestone themselves, they're very, very stringent with safety concerns. That's a priority for them. They do a phenomenal job with that.
And even though there's going to be multiple engine manufacturers involved, and it's going to be a one‑tire series, it's still a serious job. So to be a "test dummy" for these manufacturers is important. Like I say, I'm going to be very disciplined in the role I play for them and achieve for them exactly what they want to achieve.
And, it's going to be track time in a new car, so I think that's going to be of benefit. And in terms of the look of the car, the car that you have seen at Indianapolis, both with the oval body kit and the road course body kit, their concepts, they're not going to be the final design, so it will probably be a little different from that. But from what I understand the car is going to be very appealing to the eye, and I think from what I understand it's going to be designed with an eye to continuing very, very competitive close racing, which is what everybody loved about the IndyCar Series.
Q. Bryan, can you give us a clue about the types of tracks you will be testing on?
BRYAN HERTA: I can tell you we're going to be here, there, and everywhere, crisscrossing tracks all around the country throughout the chassis test phase, which will run August and September.
I cannot divulge any specifics. I think some of it needs to be done in secrecy, for a host of reasons. I think at some point there may be opportunities for people to come see the car run, but I would say initially you're not going to see that. You may hear rumors of a car being running here or there, but it's going to be comprehensive and we're going to run on various tracks all over the country.