IRL: Indy 500 Practice Day Six 98-05-15

Indianapolis, IN (May 15, 1998) - Tony Stewart pushed the fastest speed of the week a little higher today. Stewart went 223.797 today, just a tick faster than his top speed from Monday, 223.703. Foyt's drivers were second and third fastest...

Indianapolis, IN (May 15, 1998) - Tony Stewart pushed the fastest speed of the week a little higher today. Stewart went 223.797 today, just a tick faster than his top speed from Monday, 223.703. Foyt's drivers were second and third fastest today. Kenny Brack went 223.464 while Boat turned a lap at 221.691 mph.

Fastest rookie today was Robby Unser in the Team Cheever car. Unser's lap was run just prior to 5:00 p.m. at a speed of 217.381.

Roberto Guerrero regained some of the speed the team had lost over the past few days, turning a lap at 217.617 today. Guerrero ran 218.701 on Monday but ran 215 Tuesday through Thursday. "Every year that I've come here I've had a very good baseline setup. I've always been one of the drivers that has the least amount of laps" Guerrero said. "This year, I think we have the record of the most number of laps" Guerrero has run 309 laps in the primary car since practice started on May 10th.

Notes:

Billy Boat hit the turn three wall at 11:22 this morning. He was examined at the infield medical center and was on track in the backup car at 12:47.

Al Unser Jr. was an interested spectator at IMS today. He toured the pits and garage area with his father.

Joe Gosek, known to his fans as "Double O Joe" drove his No.29 Liberty Special G Force Aurora for the first time today. Joe got 58 laps in the car with his best at 208.957. It's the third car Gosek driven this week. He practiced in Tyce Carlson's No. 20 earlier in the week and he passed his refresher test in Mike Groff's No. 10T.

The infield parking lots were closed at 12:15 p.m. today because they were full. Gates were open all day to pedestrian traffic.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Al Unser Jr. , Billy Boat , Roberto Guerrero , Kenny Brack , Tyce Carlson , Robby Unser