IRL: Indianapolis Infiniti notes 99-05-16

INFINITI INDY INSIDER *Daily Report From the 1999 Indianapolis 500* Sunday, May 16 On the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500, Eddie Cheever Jr. was the fastest Infiniti recording a lap of 221.582 mph in the No. 51T backup car. The...

INFINITI INDY INSIDER *Daily Report From the 1999 Indianapolis 500* Sunday, May 16

On the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500, Eddie Cheever Jr. was the fastest Infiniti recording a lap of 221.582 mph in the No. 51T backup car. The speed was 10th fastest of the day. In his primary car he recorded the 13th quickest speed with a 221.413 mph lap.

Jeret Schroeder, driving for CBR Cobb Racing, was the only other Infiniti to go on track today for practice. He ran a fast lap of 216.654 mph, placing him 31st quickest of the day. He was the fifth fastest rookie driver of the day.

Practice will be televised live tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. eastern time on ESPN2. A live timing and scoring feed is also available on the www.indyracingleague.com web site.

Daily Practice -- Speed Summary

1. Greg Ray, 225.124 mph 2. Arie Luyendyk, 224.674 mph 3. Greg Ray, 224.411 mph 4. Scott Goodyear, 222.750 mph 5. Scott Sharp, 222.288 mph 6. Kenny Brack, 222.288 mph 7. Tony Stewart, 222.091 mph 8. Jeff Ward, 221.948 9. Sam Schmidt, 221.697 mph 10. Eddie Cheever Jr., 221.582 mph (32 laps) 13. Eddie Cheever Jr., 221.413 (68 laps) 31. Jeret Schroeder, 216.664 (64 laps)

Quotes:

Eddie Cheever Jr., No. 51 Team Cheever/The Children's Beverage Group Infiniti/Dallara/Goodyear (10th and 13th fastest of the day): About the team's focus for the rest of the week, "Engines, balance, and finding what rubber will last the whole day. I believe we are still three miles per hour off where we want to be. We are working closely with Infiniti and Goodyear to get there. If I had to break it out, a mile-and-a-half of that is still finding the best balance of the car. In this camp, we are never happy until we're first."

Contact: Heather Handley, 317-248-1896

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Jeff Ward , Scott Sharp , Arie Luyendyk , Scott Goodyear , Jeret Schroeder , Kenny Brack , Sam Schmidt