IRL: Nazareth: Cheever Racing Friday practice notes

Red Bull Cheever Racing's Cheever and Scheckter in Top Five in practice at Nazareth. In unusually warm spring weather in northeastern Pennsylvania Eddie Cheever Jr. was fourth fastest in the morning practice session, while Tomas Scheckter was ...

Red Bull Cheever Racing's Cheever and Scheckter in Top Five in practice at Nazareth.

In unusually warm spring weather in northeastern Pennsylvania Eddie Cheever Jr. was fourth fastest in the morning practice session, while Tomas Scheckter was fourth fastest in the afternoon practice session today at Nazareth Speedway.

In the overall standings Scheckter, in his first day of driving at Nazareth, ranked fifth with a quick lap of 168.291 mph in the No. 52 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti. In the No. 51 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti, Cheever ranked eighth fastest of the day at 167.787 mph.

Eddie Cheever Jr. on Practice: "It went well this morning when we did a full-tank test. We made some changes this afternoon and it was horrible. We learned what not to do. We went back to what we had this morning and ran more full tanks. If the Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti is like this on Sunday I will be one very happy camper."

Tomas Scheckter on Practice: "It's a whole new circuit for me. It's a tough situation since our testing was cancelled because of weather. I am just learning as much as possible today. Now that I have been on the track I really wish I had tested here before. I still need to push a little more to get it right. It's completely different from any oval I have driven. The elevation changes, you're going into a corner going down and then back up again. It's a good circuit"

Race Information The Firestone Indy 225 starts at 1 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, April 21. The race will be televised live on ABC and by the Indy Racing Radio Network. Practice and qualifying is scheduled for April 20. Live timing and scoring of all on-track activity can be found on www.indyracing.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Eddie Cheever