Buddy Lazier returns to Indy

Posted by Iannucci | 4/11/2007 | 2 comments »
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He's got his face on the Borg-Warner and he's got a Dallara, so he's got a fighting chance.

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)


  1. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // April 11, 2007 2:17 PM  

    The dude should have a permanent ride. It really is a shame that a good driver with an Indy win doesn’t have a full season’s ride! Now Jacque I can do without. But, Buddy? Come on!

  2. indyrant // April 12, 2007 10:25 AM  

    Buddy is definitely a bad ass on the ovals. Road Courses however just aren't part of his talent DNA. No worries at least he is good at one thing, some drivers and good at either road circuits or ovals.

    GooooooOOO Buddy!