Dario Franchitti plans to get back inside his car next week for the two-day test at Pocono Raceway, but he's unsure if he'll be ready to race at Dover next weekend.
Franchitti broke his left foot in a crash at Talladega last month and will miss his fifth straight race this weekend. Sterling Marlin is filling in for Franchitti for a second consecutive race.
"I'd like to get more comfortable, see how we are for Dover," Franchitti said Thursday as he proudly displayed his foot, which no longer has a protective boot on it.
Franchitti, the defending Indianapolis 500 winner, recently visited his old friends at the track and said he wasn't overcome with desire to climb back into an open-wheel car.
"I didn't have that feeling," Franchitti said. "So that shows me I made the right choice and am looking forward to getting back in the car."