IRL: Infiniti Indy Thursday Las Vegas Practice Report

Infinti Indy and Team Cheever kicked off practice for the Vegas Indy 300 today by placing in the top ten on the daily speed charts. Running the No. 51 Excite@Home Dallara-Infiniti-Firestone car, Eddie Cheever Jr. finished the day by lapping the...

Infinti Indy and Team Cheever kicked off practice for the Vegas Indy 300 today by placing in the top ten on the daily speed charts. Running the No. 51 Excite@Home Dallara-Infiniti-Firestone car, Eddie Cheever Jr. finished the day by lapping the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway at an average speed of 205.393 mph. It was the third fastest speed of the afternoon practice session and ninth fastest of the day. Practice continues tomorrow at 9 a.m. and qualifying for the MBNA Pole starts at 1 p.m. The Vegas Indy 300 starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 (local times). RACE COVERAGE
Vegas Indy 300 Qualifying, Friday, April 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.(EDT), ESPN2
Indy Racing 2Day, Saturday, April 22, 3:00-3:30 p.m. (EDT), ESPN2
Vegas Indy 300, Saturday, April 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (EDT, Check local times), ABC Eddie Cheever Jr., No. 51 Excite@Home Infiniti: "We're trying to make the #51 Excite@Home Indy Race Car work more in traffic, which is always a challenge at Las Vegas. This is a very difficult track because of the minimal banking, and you really have to make the car work more. I have been antagonizing every guy out there today--not because I want to bother them, but because I want to see how the car behaves in traffic. I'd say that Vegas and Indianapolis are the toughest tracks in traffic, which is another reason this race is great preparation for Indy."

PRACTICE TIMES

Practice 1 (morning)

1. Scott Sharp, #8 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 207.023 2. Buzz Calkins, #12 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 206.068 3. Mark Dismore, #28T Dallara-Oldsmobile, 206.013 4. Greg Ray, #1 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 205.989 5. Donnie Beechler, #98 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 205.589 *13. Eddie Cheever Jr., #51 Dallara-Infiniti, 204.329

Practice 2 (afternoon) 1. Tyce Carlson, #20 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 205.926 2. Scott Sharp, #8 Dallara-Oldsmobile, 205.652 *3. Eddie Cheever Jr., #51 Dallara-Infiniti, 205.393 4. Al Unser Jr., G-Force-Oldsmobile, 205.066 5. Eliseo Salazar, G-Force-Oldsmobile, 204.747

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Buzz Calkins , Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Al Unser Jr. , Eliseo Salazar , Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore , Donnie Beechler , Tyce Carlson