IRL: Team Cheever Message

VISIONAIRE 500 CANCELED CONCORD, N.C., May 1, 1999 - The VisionAire 500 Pep Boys Indy Racing League event was canceled Saturday night after three spectators suffered fatal injuries when debris from an on-track accident entered the Turn ...

VISIONAIRE 500 CANCELED

CONCORD, N.C., May 1, 1999 - The VisionAire 500 Pep Boys Indy Racing League event was canceled Saturday night after three spectators suffered fatal injuries when debris from an on-track accident entered the Turn 4 grandstands at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

"My teammates and I are just full of sorrow," spoke Eddie Cheever, Jr. from the Team Cheever garages. "The decision to stop the race was the right one. Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and the families. We all leave Charlotte with extremely heavy hearts."

Other spectators suffered injuries in the incident, which occurred on Lap 62 of the scheduled 208 laps on the 1.5-mile oval. The race was halted on Lap 79, after a 17-lap caution period following the incident.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever