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Scheckter focused on finishing strong

Originally Published: June 16, 2005
Associated Press

Tomas Scheckter always has been a fast driver, running with the front pack and leading 1,145 laps during his four IndyCar seasons.

The problem for the young South African during his promising, but tumultuous, career has been getting to the finish line consistently.

Scheckter's first five races in Texas were a microcosm of his career. Twice a polesitter and a leader of 252 laps at the 1-mile, high-banked track, he never finished a race there (two accidents and three mechanical failures) ...

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