INFINITI INDY INSIDER *Daily Report From the 1999 Indianapolis 500* Friday, May 21 Eddie Cheever Jr., Roberto Guerrero, and Jeret Schroeder all posted laps today in the final day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. Cheever was once again...
INFINITI INDY INSIDER *Daily Report From the 1999 Indianapolis 500* Friday, May 21
Eddie Cheever Jr., Roberto Guerrero, and Jeret Schroeder all posted laps today in the final day of practice for the Indianapolis 500.
Cheever was once again the fastest Infiniti of the day. He ran 28 laps and recorded the 12th fastest lap of day with a 222.993 mph lap.
Qualifying draw for positions in the initial qualifying line took place at 6:15 p.m. today. Following are the positions drawn by Infiniti Indy drivers for qualifying this weekend:
No. 51, Cheever, 1st No. 44, Buhl, 21st No. 50, Guerrero, 33rd No. 44T, Buhl, 38th No. 96, Schroeder, 41st No. 51T, Cheever, 60th
Daily Practice -- Speed Summary
1. Greg Ray, 227.175 2. Arie Luyendyk, 226.131 3. Sam Schmidt, 225.468 4. Scott Sharp, 224.792 5. Scott Sharp, 224.159 6. Kenny Brack, 224.087 7. Billy Boat, 223.847 8. Scott Goodyear, 223.314 9. Buddy Lazier, 223.314 10. Tyce Carlson, 223.137 12. Eddie Cheever Jr., 222.993 (28 laps) 25. Jeret Schroeder, 221.043 (16 laps) 28. Roberto Guerrero, 220.653 (36 laps) 42. Eddie Cheever Jr., 146.306 (4 laps)
1. The fastest 33 qualifiers start the race, regardless of when or on which day they qualify. 2. The pole position is decided by the fastest qualifier on the first day, or the fastest qualifier after one trip through the original qualifying line, whichever comes LAST. 3. Each car can make three qualification attempts. When a car completes a four-lap, 10-mile qualification attempt, its speed becomes official. The car may not requalify. The driver, if the car is bumped or withdrawn, may qualify in another car. 4. When the field is full at 33 cars, the slowest, regardless of its position in the provisional lineup, is always "on the bubble" and may be bumped by a faster qualifier. A successful qualifier is always inserted into the field according to its speed ranking within the day on which it posted its official time and speed. This process continues until the allotted time for qualifications expires.
Weekend Television Coverage (all times eastern):
> Sat., May 22 - Indy 500 time trials - noon to 3:30 pm - ESPN > Sat., May 22 - Indy 500 time trials - 4 to 6 pm - ABC > Sat., May 22 - Indy 500 Pole Day - 6 to 7 pm - ESPN2 > > Sun., May 23 - Indy 500 time trials - noon to 4 pm - ESPN2 > Sun., May 23 - Indy 500 time trials - 4 to 6 pm - ABC > Sun., May 23 - Indy 500 Bubble Day - 6 to 7 pm - ESPN2 > A live video stream, and timing and scoring feed are also available on the www.indy500.com web site.
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