IRL: Indy 500: Infiniti practice day three notes

Infiniti driver Redon fastest in practice at Indy. Indianapolis, Ind. (May 7, 2002) - Infiniti driver Laurent Redon continued his streak of speed in practice for the Indianapolis 500 today by turning the fastest lap of the month at 229.808 mph.

Infiniti driver Redon fastest in practice at Indy.

Indianapolis, Ind. (May 7, 2002) - Infiniti driver Laurent Redon continued his streak of speed in practice for the Indianapolis 500 today by turning the fastest lap of the month at 229.808 mph. Redon was second fastest in yesterday's session in the No. 34 Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing Infiniti.

Eddie Cheever Jr. was the next fastest Infiniti driver, turning the fifth fastest lap of the day at 227.413 mph in the No. 51 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti. Cheever has consistently been sixth fastest or better in all three practice days this week.

Robbie Buhl was 12th fastest of the day after turning only 12 laps in the Team Purex/Aventis Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entry, while Max Papis, in the third Red Bull Cheever Racing car, was 27th fastest. Shigeaki Hattori was 36th fastest in the No. 12 EPSON/NISMO Bradley Motorsports Infiniti.

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.

QUOTES

LAURENT REDON (No. 34 Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing Infiniti):

"I knew it would be a quick lap, but I was surprised to see a 229 (mph). I had a tow, but a tow doesn't help you in the turns and I am sure we would have had a fast lap without the tow. Not a 229, but still fast. The Infiniti engine is good. Many people were concerned with the problems they had earlier this season. But the Infiniti engineers have worked very hard to prepare for Indy. A big part of that 229 came from the Infiniti engine. The good thing is that the track has been different every day and we have been fast. The first day was sunny, yesterday was a short session and we got up to speed quickly, and today we were fast with the wind was blowing from a different direction. That is really what I am happy about today."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Robbie Buhl , Shigeaki Hattori , Max Papis , Laurent Redon
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing , Conquest Racing