IRL: Charlotte Eddie Cheever race notes

RACE NOTES July 25, 1998 The VisionAire 500k at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended early for 1998 Indy 500 winner, Eddie Cheever, and his ...

RACE NOTES July 25, 1998

The VisionAire 500k at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended early for 1998 Indy 500 winner, Eddie Cheever, and his #51 Rachel's Gourmet Potato Chips/TCGB/Team Cheever Dallara, when his engine failed on lap 72. Cheever had started the 208 lap race from 12th position and by Lap 40 had worked his way to 4th. As he honed in on the front row, and right before his engine failed, he was leading the pack at an average lap speed of 214.7 m.p.h.

"Unbelievable! The car was excellent; the best we've put on a mile and a half oval in the 2 years. This crew did an awesome job. We were having such a great run; the car was really handling the bumps well. I was really having fun out there! Oh, boy, that was a good run!"

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