IRL: Kentucky: Cheever Racing preview

Red Bull Cheever Racing continues three-car effort at Kentucky. After a successful weekend at Michigan International Speedway, where the team finished first and second and swept the top three spots in qualifying, Red Bull Cheever Racing will ...

Red Bull Cheever Racing continues three-car effort at Kentucky.

After a successful weekend at Michigan International Speedway, where the team finished first and second and swept the top three spots in qualifying, Red Bull Cheever Racing will continue with its three-car effort at the Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

"Tomas' victory and Buddy's second place at Michigan has revitalized the team," Cheever said. "Even though it puts a lot of pressure on the mechanics, I feel it would be wrong to go back to running two cars at Kentucky. I have every faith in the ability of our crew to execute as they did at the last race, giving the fans another Red Bull show."

Owner and driver Eddie Cheever Jr. will drive the No. 51 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti-powered Dallara, while Michigan winner Tomas Scheckter will drive the No. 52 car and Michigan runner-up Buddy Rice will drive the No. 53 car in his second IRL appearance.

Flashback: Cheever's History at Kentucky Eddie Cheever Jr.'s best finish at Kentucky Speedway was a run from 15th to fourth in the 2000. His best qualifying effort was third in 2001. He retired just past the midway point of last year's race due to a mechanical problem.

"For a variety of reasons this team has always struggled at Kentucky." Cheever said. "This year we are attacking Kentucky with a vengeance. We are coming off a dominating one-two finish at Michigan, and we have a three-car arsenal to get the job done."

Race Information
The Belterra Casino Indy 300 starts at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, Aug. 11. The race will be televised live on ABC and by the Indy Racing Radio Network. Practice and qualifying takes place on Aug. 10. Live timing and scoring of all on-track activity can be found on www.indyracing.com.

Red Bull Cheever Racing, based in Indianapolis, is the brainchild of 1998 Indy 500 champion Eddie Cheever Jr. A leader in American motorsports, the Indy Racing League team is built on Cheever's experience in Formula One, sports cars and open-wheel oval racing. Corporate and technical partnerships with the world's leading energy drink Red Bull, Nissan North America's Infiniti Division, TWR Group, and Lincoln Financial Group greatly enhance the team's resources and technology. For more information, visit www.cheeverindyracing.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Buddy Rice