IRL: Kansas: Cheever Racing preview

Thrilled, but not yet satisfied Coming off its best finish of the year, Red Bull Cheever Racing went to work this week in preparation for high-speed action at Kansas Speedway. Last weekend at Richmond International Raceway, Patrick ...

Thrilled, but not yet satisfied

Coming off its best finish of the year, Red Bull Cheever Racing went to work this week in preparation for high-speed action at Kansas Speedway. Last weekend at Richmond International Raceway, Patrick Carpentier guided the #83 car to a third place finish, which is the best finish of his young IndyCar Series career. Alex Barron also turned in his best result of the year, driving the #51 car to a sixth place finish.

The team is thrilled with its two top 10's, but by no means is it satisfied. As the season heads into two busy months of action, the team is working hard to turn the recent success into consistent solid finishes.

The team's take on Kansas Speedway

"I'm excited to get in the car again after our success at Richmond. Kansas is one of the hotter races of the year which can make it tough, but it has been one of the more exciting events because of the close finishes. I've never had the car to win there, but I have always enjoyed the style of racing that goes on during the race. It's a competitive track, and hopefully we can put together another successful weekend."-- Alex Barron

"I've never been to Kansas Speedway before but I know it's a mile-and-a-half oval. I'm hoping with what we found in Richmond and with the recent gains that Toyota has made we will be a little more competitive than we've been on the longer tracks this year. We're going to work hard so we can keep the momentum up and arrive there and be fast. I'm looking forward to another successful weekend." -- Patrick Carpentier

Solid finishes at Kansas Speedway

While Carpentier has never raced at Kansas Speedway, Barron has raced at the track twice and will try to show his teammate the ropes during the opening practice sessions. In his two races, Barron has placed in the top-10 both on both occasions. Team owner, Eddie Cheever Jr. also will be able to lend his expertise having won the inaugural series event in 2001.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Barron