IRL: Nazareth: Cheever Racing Saturday notes

Red Bull Cheever Racing Notes & Quotes Scheckter Qualifies Fourth for Firestone Indy 225 at Nazareth: For the fourth consecutive race IRL rookie Tomas Scheckter qualified fifth or better in the No. 52 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti. Turning an...

Red Bull Cheever Racing Notes & Quotes

Scheckter Qualifies Fourth for Firestone Indy 225 at Nazareth:
For the fourth consecutive race IRL rookie Tomas Scheckter qualified fifth or better in the No. 52 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti. Turning an average speed of 171.409 mph, his fastest lap of the weekend, Scheckter will start from the inside of the second row from fourth place in tomorrow's Firestone Indy 225 at Nazareth Speedway.

Eddie Cheever Jr. was fifth fastest in the morning session but qualified 15th when he could not get his tires up to temperature in qualifying. Cheever will start from the inside of the eighth row in the No. 51 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti.

Tomas Scheckter on Qualifying:
"I have never seen this circuit before this weekend, so I am happy to qualify fourth. The guys on the Red Bull Cheever Racing crew did an unbelievable job. I didn't get my qualifying right, so I am happy with this result. In the race I will be looking for clean air and to stay out of the way. It's going to be a tough race. There's not much room for passing. I really liked the one-mile in Phoenix but the problem here is that we really didn't have enough testing. We couldn't get a perfect setup. This is the toughest circuit I have been on so far. I really had to push hard, and concentrate on what the car was doing. It's been tough. Tomorrow's race will be even harder. Coming from the test at Indy the difference here is massive. Indy is so smooth. Here you are really fighting the car. We have a lot of downforce on the car. It is so completely different."

Eddie Cheever Jr. on Qualifying:
"It is just taking me too many laps to get the tires up to temperature. This is good for the race because it means the car will last on long runs. I needed an extra two laps in qualifying. It's disappointing, but it is not really a big deal. I prefer the Fontana experience more than running from the back. Tomorrow is one of those days you have to stay out of trouble and pass as many cars as you can. The Red Bull Cheever Racing team really needs to turn things around this season and finish tomorrow. I have no complaints on my car; I have a phenomenal race car."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Eddie Cheever