IRL: Indy500: Eddie Cheever uses Bump Day for practice

Indianapolis, IN - As numerous drivers endured an anxious MBNA Bump Day on Sunday, tenth-place qualifier Eddie Cheever Jr. logged 42 productive practice laps in his ...

Indianapolis, IN - As numerous drivers endured an anxious MBNA Bump Day on Sunday, tenth-place qualifier Eddie Cheever Jr. logged 42 productive practice laps in his #51 Excite@Home Indy Race Car. With no track activity scheduled for the next three days, Cheever will return to the cockpit of his Infiniti-powered Dallara on Carburetion Day, Thursday, May 25.

Cheever (on his day): "It was a very good day. We worked a lot on full tanks. Nissan got two Infiniti-powered cars in the Indianapolis 500, and both of them are strong. Everything has been very promising so far, and now we have to go out and win the 500."

(On Billy Boat's last minute qualifying effort): "That's a driver's worst nightmare - having to jump in a car that you've never driven before knowing that it's all up to you. Billy has tremendous courage and ability to be able to do that. I've done it before, but not that close."

Primary Sponsorship of the #51 Indy Car comes from Excite@Home. The company is based in Redwood City, California, at the heart of Silicon Valley. Associate Sponsors of Team Cheever include Infiniti, Firestone, Indy Promotional Products, Menards, Bosch, Pennzoil, Sony Disc Manufacturing, and Nancy Flowers Promotions.

Excite@Home (Nasdaq: ATHM) is the leading broadband online service provider, offering residential and commercial broadband services worldwide through the Company's 15,000 mile Internet backbone. The company has a global footprint of 87 million broadband homes under long-term contract. Excite@Home offers consumers broadband services over cable-modem, DSL and wireless connections, and businesses high-speed commercial services with Excite representing the consumer content experience and @Home providing access in local markets through broadband connectivity partners. Excite@Home has approximately 13.5 million cable franchise homes under contract outside of North America and localized versions of the Excite service in 10 leading international markets.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Billy Boat