IRL, Indy 500: Indy Infiniti Daily Report
18 May 1999Two Infiniti-powered cars went on track today for the third day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. With a severe front straight head wind challenging the drivers, Roberto Guerrero went 14th quickest with a 218.382 mph lap. Jeret Schroeder ran more laps than anyone else today and ended up 18th quickest with a 217.702 lap.
Practice ended early at 3:46 p.m. due to thunderstorms.
Daily Practice -- Speed Summary
1. Greg Ray, 224.843 2. John Hollansworth, 221.669 3. Kenny Brack, 221.282 4. Arie Luyendyk, 221.119 5. Scott Goodyear, 220.848 6. Sam Schmidt, 220.448 7. Buddy Lazier, 219.909 8. Tony Stewart, 219.764 9. Greg Ray, 219.700 10. Jeff Ward, 219.673 14. Roberto Guerrero, 218.383 (40 laps) 18. Jeret Schroeder, 217.702 (58 laps)
Roberto Guerrero, No. 50 CBR Cobb Racing Infiniti/G Force/Firestone (14th fastest): "It was our first time out. It wasn't the best time to go out, with the conditions. But then again, you can learn some things. With the wind, we just can't afford to go out and bend a race car. I'm convinced we have a good package. You can't really judge changes you make when the wind is this strong."
Practice will be televised live tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. eastern time on ESPN2. A live timing and scoring feed is also available on the www.indyracingleague.com web site.