Cheever Racing gets new Chevy engine

Red Bull Cheever Racing is scheduled to get its first taste of the new Gen IV Chevy Indy V-8 in testing at Gateway tomorrow (Wednesday)

Cheever Racing gets new Chevy engine

The new powerplant, which was originally designed by Cosworth to be a Ford engine, came just 0.0121secs from winning on its debut at Michigan on Sunday. Shortly before the race, the team took possession of two new engines from Pennzoil Panther Racing - the only team to use the engine at Michigan.

"We've struggled a lot this year, as has everyone this year with Chevy," said team owner Eddie Cheever. "We're still convinced - probably more so now than ever - that we're with the right company. What they managed to do in the middle of the season is very unique."

Cheever's driver Buddy Rice will use the engine in the next race at Gateway on August 10.

"We have to start accumulating data rather quickly," Cheever said. "Racing an engine on a superspeedway is a lot easier than to take a new engine to a place like St Louis with a lot of on and off throttle. The car set-up and mechanics of the engine are crucial."

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