Cheever consistently quick in practice at Indy. Eddie Cheever Jr. was fifth fastest in practice today for the 86th running of the Indianapolis 500, marking the third consecutive day he has been sixth or better in practice speeds. He turned his...
Cheever consistently quick in practice at Indy.
Eddie Cheever Jr. was fifth fastest in practice today for the 86th running of the Indianapolis 500, marking the third consecutive day he has been sixth or better in practice speeds. He turned his fastest speed of the month today at 227.413 mph in the No. 51 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti.
In the team's No. 53 car, Max Papis logged only 22 laps in practice today, recording the 27th fastest speed at 223.270 mph.
Eddie Cheever Jr. on Practice:
"The Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti is really good. We didn't get to put new tires on the car for happy hour today, but we are making progress on the balance of the car. The speeds are quick. Redon's time is very fast. I am glad to see that it's an Infiniti on the top of the charts."
Max Papis on Practice:
"We didn't get in much practice today. We were trying to get a good feeling in the Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti. We made a couple of changes today. In the beginning things didn't seem right, so we changed the car back to what we knew and the car came back. We only did two runs today, so I am hoping that tomorrow we can practice all day long."
Eddie Cheever Jr. on Tomas Scheckter's Return to Track Tomorrow:
"I am looking forward to having my young teammate, Tomas, back. He is an integral part of Red Bull Cheever Racing. He does a very good job as a test driver. As far as technical feedback, he covers one aspect and I cover another. We balance each other out. I hope he has learned the lesson that he is not out there racing by himself. The team is better when he is here; the team is worse when he is not here. I just hope he gets it through his head that he must change his approach to how he drives in traffic. He is very talented, and everyone on the team has missed his work ethic these past three days of practice. There is one-half of one percent of Tomas' driving style that needs to change to make him a great oval racing driver."
The 86th running of the Indianapolis 500 starts at noon (EDT) Sunday, May 26. The race will be televised live on ABC and by the Indy Racing Radio Network. Live timing and scoring of all on-track activity can be found on www.indyracing.com.
Red Bull Cheever Racing, based in Indianapolis, is the brainchild of 1998 Indy 500 champion Eddie Cheever Jr. A leader in American motorsports, the Indy Racing League team is built on Cheever's experience in Formula One, sports cars and open-wheel oval racing. Corporate and technical partnerships with the world's leading energy drink Red Bull, Nissan North America's Infiniti Division, TWR Group, and Lincoln Financial Group greatly enhance the team's resources and technology. For more information, visit www.cheeverindyracing.com.