IRL: Indy500: Innfiniti practice Thursday

Infiniti was seventh fastest on the sixth day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Eddie Cheever Jr. drove 225 miles today with his two Infiniti-powered Excite@Home cars, and successfully completed the required mileage run on the...

Infiniti was seventh fastest on the sixth day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Eddie Cheever Jr. drove 225 miles today with his two Infiniti-powered Excite@Home cars, and successfully completed the required mileage run on the engine in his primary car at 492 trouble-free miles.

Cheever first tested the No. 51T car, recording his fastest lap of the day just before Noon with a 219.670 mph lap. The Excite@Home crew then focused on race setups with the No. 51 car, finishing their day of practice just before the rain started to fall at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Eddie Cheever Jr., No. 51 Excite@Home Infiniti: "It was very, very windy out there today. It was probably the worst day for wind that we've had. We did four full tank runs and we're very happy with the #51 Excite@Home Infiniti. We've put almost 500 miles on this engine with absolutely no problems. The car was a lot better. We didn't really see much point in going out and trying to set a time right now."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever