IRL: Indy500: Infiniti Motorsports Thursday notes

Indianapolis, Ind. (May 10, 2001) -- Eddie Cheever Jr. was once again quickest of the Infiniti stable today, lining up eighth on the speed charts with a 222.021 mph lap. Cheever drove a total of 50 laps today on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor ...

Indianapolis, Ind. (May 10, 2001) -- Eddie Cheever Jr. was once again quickest of the Infiniti stable today, lining up eighth on the speed charts with a 222.021 mph lap. Cheever drove a total of 50 laps today on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the fifth day of practice for the Indy 500.

Driving only 19 laps, in the heat of the day, Robbie Buhl was 15th fastest at 221.136 mph. Scott Goodyear showed off his new Thermos Grill2Go sponsor livery on his Infiniti-powered car today, driving the 18th fastest lap of the day at 220.420 mph.

Practice for the Indianapolis 500 on May 27 continues tomorrow from Noon to 7 p.m. (EDT).

Eddie Cheever Jr., No. 51 Excite@Home Dallara-Infiniti: "We experimented with a bunch of things over the last few days trying to fix how the #51 Excite@Home Infiniti handled in turn one, 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."

Scott Goodyear, No. 52 Thermos Grill2Go Cheever Indy Racing Dallara-Infiniti: "It was great to have Thermos Grill2Go join the Cheever Indy Racing team today. We encountered a few electrical gremlins on our #52 Thermos Grill2Go car, but the guys have done a great job of fixing them as we go. We lost some time and a bit of speed since the other day, so we're working on how to get it back tomorrow."

-IM

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Robbie Buhl , Scott Goodyear