IRL: Kentucky: Cheever Racing preview

Red Bull Cheever Racing Welcomes Sergeant Joe Browser Red Bull Cheever Racing is proud to host Sergeant Joe Browser and his family at the Belterra Casino Indy 300. Sergeant Browser, who just returned from Iraq, will be getting a...

Red Bull Cheever Racing Welcomes Sergeant Joe Browser

Red Bull Cheever Racing is proud to host Sergeant Joe Browser and his family at the Belterra Casino Indy 300. Sergeant Browser, who just returned from Iraq, will be getting a behind-the-scenes look into the world of open-wheel racing by spending time with the drivers and crew, as well as seeing a close-up of racing action from the pits.

Barron As Guest Columnist

Red Bull Cheever Racing's Alex Barron is featured as a special guest columnist for ekartingnews.com. Barron's first of several monthly columns is currently featured as the top story on the popular website (www.ekartingnews.com). In addition, Barron will host "Ask Alex Barron" segments in which young racers can submit their karting questions to the former kart standout. Alex won three U.S. National karting titles before pursuing his professional racing career.

Handymen?

Alex and Ed have their hands full with construction. Alex is finishing a garage at his house in Menifee, CA that will house an impressive display of sandrails, ATV's and shifter karts. Ed is busy putting up drywall and remodeling his Speedway, IN home.

Relaxing With Friends And Family

What does an IndyCar driver do during their only weekend off in a seven-week span? Alex and Ed spent it relaxing with friends and family. Alex went to Oceanside, CA and spent time with his family surfing and hanging out at the beach, while Ed took a trip down to Lake Cumberland (Kentucky) to water ski and relax on a houseboat.

Alex and Ed Reflect On Their History at Kentucky Speedway

Alex Barron
"I haven't had a lot of luck at Kentucky Speedway in my previous races there. I've been there twice and one of those times we could have had a top-three finish, but ran into a mechanical problem that cost us that podium. The track itself is good though. It's another 1.5 mile oval that's pretty high banked. You can run two lines in Turns 3 and 4, but there's a bump in Turn 2 that you have to be cautious of and adjust your car to compensate for it."

Ed Carpenter
"I've raced at Kentucky twice before in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series and finished second there two years ago. I also had my first test in an IndyCar with PDM there. The track is challenging and has little differences each time you run there, because after the winter there always seems to be different bumps on the surface. It's a little different setup to tackle the track versus tracks like Chicago and Kansas. It tends to modify itself a little bit each year."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Barron , Ed Carpenter