IRL: Texas Infiniti Indy Race Report

INFINITI INDY INSIDER *Trackside Report, Longhorn 500K, Texas Motor Speedway* Race -- Saturday,June 12 The Infiniti Indy team leaves Texas with two notes of good news. An Infiniti powered car started a race in the top-five for the first time...

INFINITI INDY INSIDER *Trackside Report, Longhorn 500K, Texas Motor Speedway* Race -- Saturday,June 12

The Infiniti Indy team leaves Texas with two notes of good news. An Infiniti powered car started a race in the top-five for the first time and for the second consecutive event the engine led the race.

Driving The Children's Beverage Group-Team Cheever-Infiniti car, Eddie Cheever Jr. led the Longhorn 500K at Texas Motor Speedway for 13 laps. While the Team Cheever crew proved they can run up front, their performance was hindered by a misjudged fuel window. Then a broken battery tray caused by contact during the race ended the team's day early.

Quotes: Eddie Cheever Jr., No. 51 The Children's Beverage Group-Team Cheever Infiniti (Finished 16th): "This was not a very good racing day for Team Cheever. We came here prepared to win. The Infiniti engine was strong and helped secure us a fifth starting position for the race. We had our Goodyear tires figured out. So we had every intention of taking the checkered flag first. We have only ourselves to blame for our results tonight."

Race Results Highlights

1. Scott Goodyear 2. Greg Ray 3. Sam Schmidt 4. Stephan Gregoire 5. Eliseo Salazar 6. Robby Unser 7. Davey Hamilton 8. Mark Dismore 9. Buzz Calkins 10. Scott Sharp 16. Eddie Cheever Jr.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Buzz Calkins , Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Eliseo Salazar , Stephan Gregoire , Davey Hamilton , Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore , Scott Goodyear , Sam Schmidt , Robby Unser