IRL: Infiniti Texas preview

INFINITI DRIVERS: *Robbie Buhl, No. 24 Team Purex Dreyer & Reinbold Racing GForce-Infiniti-Firestone *Eddie Cheever Jr., No. 51 Cheever Indy Racing Dallara-Infiniti-Firestone *This will be the fifth race for the all-new Infiniti 35A engine.

INFINITI DRIVERS:

*Robbie Buhl, No. 24 Team Purex Dreyer & Reinbold Racing GForce-Infiniti-Firestone

*Eddie Cheever Jr., No. 51 Cheever Indy Racing Dallara-Infiniti-Firestone

*This will be the fifth race for the all-new Infiniti 35A engine. Eddie Cheever Jr. scored the best finish with the engine, to date, by finishing ninth at the Infiniti Grand Prix of Miami. Robbie Buhl was a serious contender for the victory at the Indy 500 with the Infiniti engine. The all-new Infiniti Indy 35A is smaller, lighter, more powerful and has a lower center of gravity than the previous engine.

*Infiniti announced on May 25 the signing of Formula One engine guru Bernard Dudot as the new Indy Racing program manager for Infiniti Motorsports. Dudot has worked closely with the Infiniti teams and engineers at TWR, who are responsible for building and developing the engine, since Indy.

SCHEDULE:

*The Casino Magic 500 starts at 7 p.m. (MDT) June 9. MBNA Pole Qualifying starts at 8:45 p.m. June 7.

Practice sessions start at 3 p.m. (two groups) and 5:45 p.m. (two groups) June 7, and 1:45 and 5:15 p.m. June 8.

TV/RADIO BROADCASTS:

*The Casino Magic 500 will be televised live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. (EDT) June 9. "Indy Racing 2Day" will be televised live at 6:30 p.m. June 9 on ESPN2.

*ESPN2 will televise MBNA Pole qualifying at 12:30 a.m. (EDT) June 9.

*The Indy Racing Radio Network will broadcast a 30-minute pre-race show at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) June 9, followed by the live race broadcast at 7 p.m.

-IM

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Robbie Buhl
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing