Scheckter fourth, Cheever ninth in qualifying at Nashville. The Red Bull Cheever Racing duo of Cheever and Scheckter qualified solidly in the top nine for the Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Tomas Scheckter will start fourth with...
Scheckter fourth, Cheever ninth in qualifying at Nashville.
The Red Bull Cheever Racing duo of Cheever and Scheckter qualified solidly in the top nine for the Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Tomas Scheckter will start fourth with a qualifying speed of 202.984 mph in the No. 52 Red Bull Infiniti, while Eddie Cheever Jr. starts ninth with a 202.384 mph lap in the No. 51 car.
Eddie Cheever Jr. on Qualifying:
"The Red Bull car is going pretty good. We've run well here. Tomas is pretty quick. I had an engine change from this morning and this one ran a lot better. That hurt us because we couldn't do any qualifying runs earlier today. This season has got to turn around for us. There is no reason why that can't happen here in Nashville. I think the car will be good for the race. The key for the race is to have a car that can run at 202 (mph) all day long."
Tomas Scheckter on Qualifying:
"We are pretty happy. It's nice to see the Infiniti engine on the pole again. Billy Boat can have the pressure of starting on pole tomorrow night. I'd rather have a race win for one of the Red Bull cars. This team is made up of a bunch of guys that don't like losing. We've worked hard enough today to make sure our race cars are capable of winning tomorrow. The concrete surface is not a problem. It's just tarmac, that looks lighter."
The Firestone Indy 200 starts at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) Saturday, July 20. The race will be televised live on ESPN2 and by the Indy Racing Radio Network. 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.