A former Indianapolis 500 winner has teamed up with a successful Indy Pro Series team owner for an entry in the 91st Indianapolis 500.
Buddy Lazier will drive the No. 99 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara/Honda/Firestone. Tim Neff is the race strategist. Team principals made the announcement on the weekly Indy Racing League teleconference.
Lazier's 14 starts includes the 1996 victory and five other top-10 finishes. Last year, he advanced 13 positions to finish 12th in a Dreyer & Reinbold Racing-prepared car. The 2000 IndyCar Series champion has competed in every '500' since 1995. He debuted on the starting grid in 1991, when he started 23rd in the No. 71 Vail Beaver Creek Lola/Buick. (MORE)
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