KV Racing Technology - SH Racing will be looking forward to opening day and the first practice session for the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 tomorrow. Tomas Scheckter, will drive the No. 07 Team REDLINE Xtreme machine for the first time at 12:00 noon tomorrow.
It's always good to be back at the Speedway.
Scheckter, 30, will attempt to qualify for his 10th Indy 500 start and compete in an IZOD IndyCar Series race for the 10th consecutive season. In nine previous races at the Brickyard, Scheckter has a best qualifying position of 10th (in 2002, 2004 and 2007) and a best finish of fourth in 2003 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing (finished seventh in 2007 with Vision Racing). In his inaugural Indy 500, in 2002, Scheckter led 85 laps and was leading the race as late as lap 173 of the 200 lap contest when an incident in Turn 4 knocked him out of the race. Never-the-less he was named the Indianapolis 500 co-Rookie of the Year. He has led the race on three separate occasions, totaling 153 laps, which includes the five he led last year.
“It's always good to be back at the Speedway,” commented Scheckter. “Its a very special place, and I'm glad to be a part of KVRT-SH Racing and to have great sponsors: Team REDLINE Xtreme, Lonestar Distribution and Circle K. I am definitely looking forward to this month and excited about getting on track tomorrow."
Commenting on fulfilling his dream of entering a car in the IZOD IndyCar Series, SH Racing Principal, James “Sulli” Sullivan said, “We're honored and blessed to be here competing at the Most Important Race in History. This is the beginning of a great journey for SH Racing and the Team REDLINE Xtreme Machine.”
For the second year in a row KV Racing Technology will have four cars running in the Indianapolis 500. In addition to Scheckter, KV Racing Technology - Lotus will field cars for Tony Kanaan, No. 82 GEICO - KV Racing Technology - Lotus, Takuma Sato, No. 5 KV Racing Technology - Lotus and E. J. Viso, No. 59 PDVSA - KV Racing Technology - Lotus.
The 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 will be held Sunday, May 29th. It will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET.