IRL: Pikes Peak Infiniti Indy Qualifying Notes

Infiniti Indy and Team Cheever qualified 20th for the Colorado Indy 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Struggling with an ill-handling car, Cheever's qualifying speed of 170.584 mph placed him on the outside of the tenth row of the 24-car...

Infiniti Indy and Team Cheever qualified 20th for the Colorado Indy 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Struggling with an ill-handling car, Cheever's qualifying speed of 170.584 mph placed him on the outside of the tenth row of the 24-car starting field. In the final practice session b, Team Cheever once again proved their prowess at race setup with Eddie posting the 11th fastest lap of the sesssion.

The Colorado Indy 200 presented by Deloitte & Touche will be televised live at 4 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, Aug. 29 on FOX Sports Net. The Indy Racing Radio Network race broadcast will be available live on the Internet at www.indyracingleague.com. Quotes: Eddie Cheever Jr., No. 51 Children's Beverage Group/Team Cheever Infiniti/Dallara/Goodyear: "We are still trying to get our ride heights right. I lost the car in one because of it. We should be in good shape for the race. Every time we come here, the track seems different. There are a lot of technical things that have to come together at the same time. On any given race weekend, there are 300 minor changes you could make to the setup that would make your car go faster than the guy next to you. You are always looking for that elusive treasure. Of the four practice session we got this weekend, we lost two in search of just that treasure. As our record shows, we tend to focus on race setup. During practice, I'm not worrying so much about individual lap speeds as the car and the conditions as a whole. I ask myself questions like 'what is this set of tires going to be 40 laps from now?' or 'what is the track going to be like 40 laps from now?' "

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Drivers Eddie Cheever