IRL: Indy500: Cheever above 222 on Thursday

Indianapolis, IN (May 10, 2001) - ...

Indianapolis, IN (May 10, 2001) - #51 Excite@Home driver Eddie Cheever Jr. broke the 222 mph barrier once again during the fifth day of practice for the 85th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27. The 1998 Indy 500 Champion notched a fast lap of 40.5367 seconds (222.021 mph) in his Infiniti-powered Excite@Home entry.

Eddie Cheever Jr:  #51 Excite@Home Indy Race Car

Position: 8th Speed: 222.021 mph Time: 40.5367 seconds

Cheever (on Thursday practice): "We experimented with a bunch of things over the last few days trying to fix how the #51 Excite@Home Infiniti handled in Turn 1, but not only did we not fix it, we totally destroyed the car's balance. One hour before the end of practice today, we finally made some positive changes."

-CIR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever