IRL: Infiniti Indy Qualifying, Phoenix

Infiniti Indy Insider Saturday, March 18 2000 Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. INFINITI INDY QUALIFYING REPORT -- MCI Worldcom 200 Eddie Cheever Jr. was eighth fastest in qualifying for the MCI Worldcom 200 today, driving the No.

Infiniti Indy Insider
Saturday, March 18 2000
Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz.

INFINITI INDY QUALIFYING REPORT -- MCI Worldcom 200

Eddie Cheever Jr. was eighth fastest in qualifying for the MCI Worldcom 200 today, driving the No. 51 Excite@Home Infiniti. The effort marked Infiniti's second-best qualifying result in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series, the best was fifth place at Texas Motor Speedway last year with Team Cheever.

Driving the team's new Dallara Indy car, Cheever qualified with a quick lap of 170.981 mph. Cheever will start tomorrow's MCI Worldcom 200 from the outside of the fourth row. The race starts at 4 p.m. (eastern) and will be televised live on ABC.

QUOTES

Eddie Cheever Jr., No. 51 Excite@Home Infiniti: "We picked up a lot of speed with the changes we made after the morning session, but we were still a bit conservative. We weren't sure how much the track would change in the heat, so we didn't have quite enough load on the front. Although we had a little too much push, I'm not complaining. Now we just have to concentrate on the race. Infiniti is working very hard on the engine, and this old guy may have a few wins in him yet."

RACE COVERAGE

Indy Racing 2Day, Sunday, March 19, 11-1130 a.m. (eastern), ESPN2
MCI Worldcom 200, Sunday, March 19, 4 to 6 p.m. (eastern, Check local times), ABC
Live Timing & Scoring Feed available on www.indyracing.com

QUALIFYING HIGHLIGHTS

<pre> 1. Greg Ray, #1 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 176.566 2. Mark Dismore, #28 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 175.910 3. Scott Sharp, #8 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 174.529 4. Robby McGehee, #5 GForce-Oldsmobile, 174.258 5. Jeret Schroeder, #6 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 172.406 6. Tyce Carlson, #20 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 172.092 7. Scott Goodyear, #4 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 171.649 8. Eddie Cheever Jr., #51 Dallara-Infiniti, 170.981 9. Robbie Buhl, #24 GForce-Oldsmobile, 170.940 10. Davey Hamilton, #16 GForce-Oldsmobile, 170.924

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby McGehee , Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Robbie Buhl , Davey Hamilton , Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore , Scott Goodyear , Jeret Schroeder , Tyce Carlson