CHEEVER RACING TO FIELD INDYCAR SERIES ENTRY INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 21, 2006) - Cheever Racing announced today it will field an IRL IndyCar(r) Series entry for at least the first four races of the 2006 season, including the 90th running of the ...
CHEEVER RACING TO FIELD INDYCAR SERIES ENTRY
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 21, 2006) - Cheever Racing announced today it will field an IRL IndyCar(r) Series entry for at least the first four races of the 2006 season, including the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Team owner and 1998 Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever, Jr. will drive the team's car, marking his return to the IndyCar Series after a three-year hiatus.
Cheever, who last drove an IndyCar Series machine in the 2002 season, made his return to competitive racing late in 2005 when he drove in a GP Masters event in South Africa and also competes in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series in a car he shares with Christian Fittipaldi.
"This shouldn't be a surprise, because I've never stopped driving. I simply took a different role in our IRL operations the last few years," Cheever said. "After our team's strong showing with the Crown Royal car at Daytona, I was excited about the prospect of driving again at Indy. With Honda as the IRL's sole engine supplier creating parity in the IndyCar Series, it only made more sense to continue our team's legacy of Indianapolis 500 competition."
About Cheever Racing: Based in Indianapolis, Cheever Racing opened its doors in 1997 to race in the IRL IndyCar Series. The team won the 1998 Indianapolis 500. A leader in American motorsports, the team is built on owner Eddie Cheever Jr.'s 30-plus years of experience in Formula One, sports cars and open-wheel racing. In 2006, Cheever Racing will compete in its 10th IndyCar Series season, the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve and the Indy Pro Series.