IRL: Johnny Unser readies for Indy 500

May 21, 1998 - Johnny Unser Racing Johnny Unser Readies for Indy 500 Johnny Unser is ready to compete in his third Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, after a good practice session today during the annual Carburetion Day tradition. Carburetion Day...

May 21, 1998 - Johnny Unser Racing Johnny Unser Readies for Indy 500

Johnny Unser is ready to compete in his third Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, after a good practice session today during the annual Carburetion Day tradition.

Carburetion Day is the last chance that the teams & drivers have to get on the track at the Brickyard before taking the green flag on race day, and most teams take advantage of it to break in their new motors and gearboxes, as well as to test out any last minute adjustments necessary before the race.

Johnny spent today's practice session warming up the new motor in the Delta Faucet/Homier Tools Dallara, along with testing of some adjustments that the Hemelgarn Racing team made to the car over the past week.

"Practice went great", said Johnny, who logged 19 laps with a top speed of just over 209 mph, "We made some changes this past week, and the car feels great. The team has done an excellent job with the car, and I'm really looking forward to Sunday."

Johnny's cousin Robby, who is the 6th Unser to qualify for the 500 and a rookie this year, was also out on the track today. Robby, who drives for Team Cheever, turned 24 laps at just over 213 mph.

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