IRL: Infiniti Indy Daily Report, Indy 500, May 20

INFINITI INDY INSIDER *Daily Report From the 1999 Indianapolis 500* Thursday, May 20 Eddie Cheever Jr. recorded the fastest lap ever for the Infiniti Indy powerplant at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a 224.193 mph lap. The speed was...

INFINITI INDY INSIDER *Daily Report From the 1999 Indianapolis 500* Thursday, May 20

Eddie Cheever Jr. recorded the fastest lap ever for the Infiniti Indy powerplant at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a 224.193 mph lap. The speed was sixth fastest of the 50 cars that went on track today for Indianapolis 500 practice.

Infiniti Indy drivers Robbie Buhl, Roberto Guerrero, Jeret Schroeder, and Scott Harrington also went out for practice today to work on their setups for this weeekend's qualifying.

Daily Practice -- Speed Summary

1. Greg Ray, 227.192 2. Robby Unser, 225.079 3. Arie Luyendyk, 225.073 4. Stephan Gregoire, 224.792 5. Buddy Lazier, 224.361 6. Eddie Cheever Jr., 224.193 7. Sam Schmidt, 224.131 8. Kenny Brack, 223.708 9. Scott Sharp, 223.691 10. Billy Boat, 223.564 12. Robbie Buhl, 223.253 19. Eddie Cheever Jr., 222.381 37. Roberto Guerrero, 220.821 38. Jeret Schroeder, 220.778 46. Scott Harrington, 216.320

News of the Day: The Pep Boys Indy Racing League, ABC Sports, and ESPN announced a five-year partnership today to televise all the series' races live. The new agreement begins with ABC Sports' broadcast of the 2000 Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. ABC Sports will continue to televise the Indianapolis 500, with ESPN televising qualifying and practice sessions. ABC Sports and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the entire Pep Boys Indy Racing League series, and historical programs will be shown on ESPN Classic.

Practice will be televised live tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. eastern time on ESPN2. A live video stream, and timing and scoring feed are also available on the www.indy500.com web site.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Robbie Buhl , Buddy Lazier , Stephan Gregoire , Scott Sharp , Arie Luyendyk , Billy Boat , Jeret Schroeder , Roberto Guerrero , Kenny Brack , Sam Schmidt , Scott Harrington , Robby Unser