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Rookie IndyCar mistakes cost Kurt Busch his No. 1 car

...him a possible top-three finisher, if he gets through all the problems during the race," 1998 Indy 500 winner Eddie Cheever said. "He's been incredible. I'm very impressed."
Buddy Rice wins Indy 500 in the rain

...rain-shortened Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. He became the first American to take the checkered flag at Indy since Eddie Cheever in 1998 and gave former winner Bobby Rahal and TV comedian David Letterman their first victory as co-owners. Tony...
IRL copies NASCAR's pattern successfully

...flattery in auto racing. It's become a way of doing business. "We've patterned ourselves after NASCAR," said Eddie Cheever, an inaugural driver in the IRL. "That's no secret. When something works, you copy it." Eight years since...
Rice and Rahal Letterman: a winning combination

...not working any harder for Rahal Letterman Racing this year than he did in 2003, when Red Bull Cheever Racing owner Eddie Cheever cut him loose with three races to go in the IRL season. "I'm not doing anything different than I did last year...
Surprising Rice takes Indy pole

...That's obviously what I was brought here to do when I came to sub for Kenny," said Rice, who lost his ride with Eddie Cheever's team late last season but was chosen in December to replace Brack, the recuperating former Indy 500 winner and...
New IRL can't match draw of NASCAR

...weekend when Indy-style racing comes to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since 1983. Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever sounded a little promotion-fatigued Wednesday when he phoned in to pump the IRL concept and Saturday night's inaugural...
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Rice hopes to start new American run Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Kasey Kahne to NASCAR. No U.S.-born driver had won here since Eddie Cheever in 1998, and the only other Americans to drink milk at Indy since 1989 are Rick Mears (1991), Al Unser Jr. (1992...
Menard takes Brickyard 400

...stretch in IndyCar racing. Included in that list were: Tony Stewart, Robby Gordon, Al Unser, Johnny Rutherford and Eddie Cheever.Years of frustration at Indianapolis suddenly was replaced by a greater sense of accomplishment for the entire family...
Former stars just couldn't stay away

...fade away, joined in the Indy senior division by another racer-turned-retiree-turned-racer, 48-year-old Eddie Cheever. The trio has created a lot of thrilling memories at the Brickyard, but these stories usually don't have a happy...
Scheckter wins first race at Michigan Indy 400

...restart on lap 174. There were six lead changes after the restart. Cheever Racing teammates Scheckter, Rice and Eddie Cheever Jr. made IRL history Saturday with their 1-2-3 finish in qualifying. Scheckter and Rice became the first rookies...