IRL: Indy 500: Cheever Racing day nine practice remarks

Red Bull Cheever Racing hones in on race day setups. Having successfully qualified all three cars for the Indianapolis 500, the Red Bull Cheever Racing team is now honing in on preparing its cars for the grueling 500-mile race on May 26. The...

Red Bull Cheever Racing hones in on race day setups.

Having successfully qualified all three cars for the Indianapolis 500, the Red Bull Cheever Racing team is now honing in on preparing its cars for the grueling 500-mile race on May 26.

The team completed over 500 miles of testing today, with Eddie Cheever Jr. turning the quickest lap of the three at 226.380 mph. His speed was eighth fastest of the day. Tomas Scheckter clocked the 18th fastest lap at 225.404 mph, and Max Papis was 36th at 222.140 mph.

Eddie Cheever Jr. on Practice: "We ran a whole bunch of miles today here at Red Bull Cheever Racing. The car got better and better as we ran. We have a very good handle on tire wear and on how the car should work in traffic. I wish we were racing tomorrow. This is the part of the month that I enjoy the most. I enjoy trying to figure out how to make the car last for an entire full tank session by spreading out the goodness of the tires. Firestone has really come up with a good set of tires. We are going through a detailed process of making small adjustments every three or four laps to get the most out of the car. The pace is a lot faster than I thought it was going to be on full tanks."

Practice resumes Thursday, May 16 at from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST). The 86th running of the Indianapolis 500 starts at 11 a.m. (EST) Sunday, May 26. Live timing and scoring of all on-track activity can be found on www.indyracing.com.

Red Bull Cheever Racing, based in Indianapolis, is the brainchild of 1998 Indy 500 champion Eddie Cheever Jr. A leader in American motorsports, the Indy Racing League team is built on Cheever's experience in Formula One, sports cars and open-wheel oval racing. Corporate and technical partnerships with the world's leading energy drink Red Bull, Nissan North America's Infiniti Division, TWR Group, and Lincoln Financial Group greatly enhance the team's resources and technology. For more information, visit www.cheeverindyracing.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Eddie Cheever , Max Papis