Buddy Lazier

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Buddy Lazier
Buddy Lazier 2008 Indy 500 Bump Day.jpg
Lazier at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2008 for the 2008 Indianapolis 500.
Nationality American
Born (1967-10-31) October 31, 1967 (age 47)
Vail, Colorado, United States
Champ Car career
54 races run over 7 years
Years active 1989-1995
Team(s) Lazier Racing (1989)
Gary Trout Motorsports (1989)
Hemelgarn Racing (1990-1991, 1994)
Arciero Racing (1990)
Dale Coyne Racing (1991)
Todd Walther Racing (1991)
Hemelgarn Coyne Racing (1991)
Walker Racing (1991)
Leader Card Racing (1992-1994)
Dick Simon Racing (1994)
Project Indy (1995)
Payton/Coyne Racing (1995)
Team Menard (1995)
Best finish 19th - 1992
First race 1990 Budweiser/G.I.Joe's 200 (Portland)
Last race 1995 New England 200 (New Hampshire)
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series
Debut season 1996
Current team Lazier Partners Racing
Car no. 91
Former teams Hemelgarn Racing (1996-2004)
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (2004, 2006)
Panther Racing (2005)
Sam Schmidt Motorsports (2007)
Hemelgarn-Johnson Racing (2008-2009)
Starts 103
Wins 8
Poles 2
Fastest laps 6
Best finish 1st in 2000
Previous series
1986-1989
19891995
1989-1995
2001

2001-2002
2007
American Indycar Series
Champ Car World Series
USAC Gold Crown Series
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
International Race of Champions
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Championship titles
1988

1996
2000
American Indycar Series champion
Indianapolis 500 winner
Verizon IndyCar Series champion
Awards
2003 Scott Brayton Trophy
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 91st (2007)
First race 2007 Smith's Las Vegas 350 (Las Vegas)
Last race 2007 Smith's Las Vegas 350 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Buddy Lazier (born October 31, 1967 in Vail, Colorado) is an American Indycar driver. He won the 1996 Indianapolis 500 and has finished in the Top Ten in that race six times. Both his father Bob Lazier and brother Jaques Lazier are veterans of the Indy 500 as well.

Career[edit]

American Indycar Series[edit]

Lazier won the 1988 American Indycar Series championship, collecting five wins out of six races. Lazier won a total of seven races in the AIS.

Indy car racing[edit]

Champ Car World Series[edit]

In 1989 Lazier attempted to qualify for his first Champ Car World Series race, the Indianpolis 500. Lazier would drive the #35 Lazier Racing March 87C-Cosworth DFX. At Indianapolis Lazier crashed in practice and would fail to qualify for the race. The team would only attempt to qualify at Indianapolis. Lazier would later drive for Gary Trout Motorsports in the #23 Maglite/Advance Liquid March 87C-Cosworth DFX at the season-ending Champion Spark Plug 300 at Laguna Seca Raceway. Lazier would not be fast enough to qualify for the race and would fail to qualify for the race. Lazier would be unranked in the final points standings.

In 1990 Lazier would first compete at the Indianapolis 500. Lazier would drive for Hemelgarn Racing in the #91 Hemelgarn Racing Lola T88/00-Buick 3300 V6. Lazier would crash his primary car in practice and would later qualify for the race in his back-up car. At the beginning of the final day of qualifying or Bump Day Lazier was the slowest car in the field. John Paul, Jr. would bump Lazier from the field and Lazier would fail to qualify. Lazier would later drive a partial season for Hemelgarn in the #71 Hemelgarn Racing Lola T88/00-Buick 3300 V6. Lazier would also qualify for his first 500 mile race when he qualified for the Marlboro 500 at Michigan International Speedway in the #24 Arciero Wines Penske PC17-Buick 3300 V6 for Arciero Racing. Lazier would start in 26th (last) place and would retire from the race after 3 laps due to a gearbox problem and would finish in 26th place. Lazier would get a best finish of 12th place at the Molson Indy Vancouver at Concord Pacific Place. Lazier would finish 29th in points with 1 point.

For 1991 Lazier would drive for various teams in various cars. Lazier would first drive for Dale Coyne Racing in the #90 Dale Coyne Racing Lola T88/00 Cosworth DFX at the season-opening Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit. Lazier would start in 24th place out of 25 cars and would retire after 1 lap due to a suspension failure and would finish in 25th place. Lazier would then drive for Todd Walther Racing in the #44 Childhelp/IOF Lola Cars T89/00-Cosworth DFS at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the Streets of Long Beach. Lazier would start in 26th (last) place and would finish in 25th place after retiring after 8 laps due to a engine failure. Lazier would then drive for Hemelgarn Racing at the Indianapolis 500 in the #71 Vail Ski Resort/Beaver Creek Resort Lola T90/00-Buick 3300 V6. Lazier would qualify for the race for the first time and would start in 23rd race. On the first lap of the race Gary Bettenhausen got sideways in turn 1 and Lazier would hit the outside wall and would continue to the pit lane where he retired from the race due to the car being too damaged to continue. Lazier would get credited with a 33rd place finish. Lazier would then drive the #19 AMP Limited/Orbit Group Lola T90/00-Cosworth DFS for Dale Coyne Racing at the Miller Genuine Draft 200 at the Milwaukee Mile. Lazier would get replaced by Dale Coyne prior to qualifying for the race. At the following race, the Valvoline Grand Prix of Detroit on the Streets of Detroit, Lazier would continue to drive for Dale Coyne Racing in the #90 Dale Coyne Racing Lola T90/00-Cosworth DFS. Lazier would start in 20th place and would finish in 18th place, five laps down. Lazier would then drive the #19 Dale Coyne Racing Lola T90/00-Cosworth DFS for Dale Coyne Racing at the Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport. Lazier would start in 20th place and would finish in 11th place, four laps down, and would get his first points of the season with 2 points. Hemelgarn Racing and Dale Coyne Racing would form an alliance called Hemelgarn Coyne Racing. Lazier would drive for the team at the Molson Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place. Lazier would start in 20th place and would retire after 17 laps due to an engine failure and would finish in 22nd place out of 23 cars. Lazier would drive the same car at the Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Denver on the Steets of Denver and would get his best start and finish of the season. Lazier would start in 16th place and finish in 9th place, two laps down. Lazier would then drive for Walker Racing in the #10 Walker Racing Lola T90/00-Cosworth DFS at the Pioneer Electronics 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Lazier would start in 17th place and would finish in 24th (last) place due to completing 0 laps due to an electrical issue. Lazier would return to Dale Coyne Racing and would drive the #90 Dale Coyne Racing Lola T90/00-Cosworth DFS at the Texaco/Havoline 200 at Road America. Lazier would start in 19th place and would finish in 24th place out of 25 cars due to an electrical issue before he could complete 1 lap. Lazier then compete in the season-ending Toyota Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway for Hemelgarn Coyne Racing in the #39 Hemelgarn Coyne Racing Lola T90/00-Cosworth DFS. Lazier would start in 21st place and would finish in 22nd place after retiring after 41 laps due to an engine failure. Lazier would finish in 22nd place in the final point standings with 6 points.

In 1992 Lazier would begin to drive for Leader Card Racing and would first drive the #21 Seaway Food Town/Project Pacific Lola T90/00-Buick V6 3300. At the season-opening Daikyo IndyCar Grand Prix at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Lazier started in 20th place and would finish in 16th place, eighteen laps down. At the Valvoline 200 at Phoenix International Raceway Lazier would start in 17th place and would finish in 14th place, thirty-three laps down. Lazier would score his first point of the season at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the Streets of Long Beach after getting a 12th place finish despite running out of fuel after completing 80 of 105 laps. At the Indianapolis 500 Lazier would begin to drive a Lola T91/00-Buick V6 3300. The team would also compete with no sponsorship. During practice for the race Lazier would crash. Lazier would recover to qualify for the race in 24th place. On lap 144 Lazier retired due to an engine failure after completing 139 laps. Lazier would finish in 14th place. At the following two races, the ITT Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit at Belle Isle State Park and the Budweise G.I. Joe's 200 at Portland International Raceway, Lazier would finish in 24th place in each race due to a broken half shaft at Detroit and a clutch problem at Portland. The team would regain sponsorship from Seaway Food Town and Project Pacific when they used the Lola T90/00 at the Miller Genuine Draft 200 at the Milwaukee Mile where Lazier would start and finish in 17th place, twenty-four laps down. The team would start to get sponsored by Viper Auto Security for the rest of the season starting with the following race, the Molson Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place, where Lazier started in 20th place and finished in 15th place, twelve laps down. Lazier would also get his best finish of the season at the following race, the Marlboro 500 at Michigan International Speedway, with a 7th place finish, fourteen laps down. Starting at the Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport the team would use the Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V8 265A. Lazier would start and finish in 23rd place due to an engine failure after 25 laps. The Buick V6 3300 would get used at the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Pennsylvania International Raceway. Lazier would start in 19th place and finish in 15th place, fifteen laps down. Lazier would finish a career-best 19th in points with 10 points.

For 1993 Lazier would return with Leader Card Racing to drive the #20 Seaway Food Town/Project Pacific Lola T91/00-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V8 265A. At the season-opening Australian FAI IndyCar Grand Prix at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Lazier started in 25th place out of 26 cars and would retire after 35 laps due to a suspension failure. Lazier would finish in 20th place. At the Valvoline 200 at Phoenix International Raceway Lazier started in 18th place and would finish in 17th place due to a header problem after 141 laps. Lazier finished his first race of the season at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the Streets of Long Beach after starting in 24th place and finishing in 19th place, fifteen laps down. At the Indianapolis 500 the team would have Viper Auto Security as the sponsor and a Buick V6 3300 engine would be used. During qualifying Lazier would blow an engine and he would fail to qualify for the race. At the following race, the Miller Genuine Draft 200 at the Milwaukee Mile, Seaway Food Town and Project Pacific returned as the sponsors. Lazier would start in 20th place and would finish in 15th place, thirteen laps down. At the ITT Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit at Belle Isle State Park Lazier would start in 26th place and would finish in 18th place due to a crash after completing 55 laps. The team would use the Lola T92/00-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V8 265A at the Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport and the Marlboro 500 at Michigan International Speedway. At Cleveland the car had sponsorship from Viper Auto Security and Applebee's and in the race Lazier started in 23rd place and finished in 21st place due to an electrical issue after completing 61 laps. At Michigan the car was unsponsored and Lazier would start in 18th place and finish in 21st place due to oil pressure problems after completing 43 laps. The Buick V6 3300 would begin to get used by the team starting at the New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in an unsponsored car. Lazier would fail to qualify for the race. Lazier would get his best finish of the season at the Texaco/Havoline 200 at Road America with a 14th place finish. The team would get sponsorship from Financial World starting at the Pioneer Electronics 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. With sponsorship Lazier would get a best finish of 20th place at Mid-Ohio. Lazier would finish 35th in points with no points.

In 1994 Lazier would return with Leader Card Racing to drive the #23 Financial World Lola T93/00-Ilmor Indy V8 265C. At the season-opening Australian FAI Indycar Grand Prix at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Lazier was too slow to qualify and would fail to qualify. Lazier would make his debut of the season at the next race, the Slick 50 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Lazier would start in 25th place and would finish in a season-best 13th place finish, ten laps down. At the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the Streets of Long Beach Lazier started in 30th place out of 30 cars and would finish in 29th place due to an exhaust problem after completing 6 laps. At the Indianapolis 500 Lazier would practice in both the #94 Hemelgarn Racing Lola T92/00-Buick 3300 V6 for Hemelgarn Racing and the #5 Duracell Lola T94/00-Ford Cosworth XB for Dick Simon Racing. Lazier would also practice in the Leader Card Racing car. Lazier would not complete a qualifying attempt in any of the three cars and would fail to qualify for the race. At the following race, the Miller Genuine Draft 200 at the Milwaukee Mile, Lazier would start in 24th place and would finish in 18th place, twelve laps down. Lazier would start in 27th place out of 28 cars at the following race, the ITT Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit at Belle Isle State Park, and would finish in 17th place, two laps down. Lazier would start in 29th place and finish in 24th place after running out of fuel after completing 91 laps at the Budweiser/G. I. Joe's 200 at Portland International Raceway. Following the Portland race Lazier would only start two more races during the season. At the Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Lazier was replaced by pay driver Giovanni Lavaggi. Lazier would qualify, but not start, at the Molson Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place and the Slick 50 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Lazier would fail to qualify, due to being too slow in qualifying, at the Pioneer Electronics 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth Speedway. In the two races Lazier did start following Portland, the Marlboro 500 at Michigan International Speedway and the Molson Indy Vancouver at Concord Pacific Place, Lazier started in 21st place and finished in 24th place due to an electrical issue at Michigan and started and finished in 27th place out of 28 cars due to half shaft problem after completing 16 laps at Vancouver. Lazier would finish in 36th place in the final point standings with no points. The 1994 season would be the final season that Lazier drove for Leader Card Racing.

For 1995 Lazier would drive for various teams. Lazier would first drive for Project Indy in the #64 No-Touch/Van Dyne/Marcelo Reynard 94i-Ford Cosworth XB at the second race of the season, the Gold Coast Indy at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit. Lazier would start in 24th place out of 26 cars and would finish in 21st place due to a broken transmission after completing 32 laps. Lazier would then drive for Payton/Coyne Racing in the #19 AGFA Lola T94/00-Ford Cosworth XB at the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth Speedway. Lazier would start in 20th place and would finish in 25th place out of 26 cars due to a crash with Paul Tracy after completing 38 laps. At the Indianapolis 500 Lazier would drive for Team Menard originally in the #51 Team Menard Lola T93/00-Menard Indy V6. Lazier would then practice for the team in the #40 Glidden/Menards Lola T95/00-Menard Indy V6 that Arie Luyendyk would qualify. Lazier would qualify for the race on the second day of qualifying in the #80 Glidden/Menards Lola T95/00-Menard Indy V6 in 23rd place. In the race Lazier retired from the race after 45 laps due to fuel system problems. Lazier would return to Payton/Coyne Racing at the Miller Genuine Draft 200 at the Milwaukee Mile in the #19 AGFA Lola T95/00-Ford Cosworth XB. Lazier would start in 24th place out of 26 cars and would finish in 18th place, twelve laps down. Lazier would then drive for Project Indy in the #64 No-Touch/Van Dyne/Marcelo Reynard 94i-Ford Cosworth XB at the Molson Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place. Lazier would start in 27th (last) place and would finish in 15th place, five laps down. Lazier would return to Payton/Coyne Racing to drive the #19 AGFA Lola T94/00-Ford Cosworth XB at the Marlboro 500 at Michigan International Speedway. Lazier would start in 20th place and would finish in a season-best 14th place, twenty-seven laps down. The final race of the season that Lazier competed in was the New England 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Lazier would finish in 35th place in the final point standings with no points.

Verizon IndyCar Series[edit]

Lazier would first compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series in it's inaugural season in 1996 for Hemelgarn Racing in the #91 Delta Faucet Reynard 95i-Ford Cosworth XB. At the season-opening Indy 200 at Walt Disney World at Walt Disney World Speedway Lazier would qualify on the pole position. In the race Lazier led for 28 laps and would finish in 17th place due to retiring due a brake failure after completing 61 laps. During practice for the following race, the Dura Lube 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, Lazier was involved in a crash with Lyn St. James and Lazier would break his vertebra and he would not start the race. Lazier returned two months later for the next and season-ending race, the Indianapolis 500. Prior to the race the team gained additional sponsorship from Montana Rail Link. During practice Lazier would practice at speeds faster than 230 miles per hour. Lazier would qualify in 7th place and move up to 5th place after 2nd place starter Arie Luyendyk was disqualified and pole sitter Scott Brayton was fatally injured. In the race Lazier became one of the contenders in the race and would battle with Tony Stewart, Davy Jones, Roberto Guerrero and Luyendyk. Stewart would retire after 82 laps due to an engine failure. Luyendyk would retire from the race after making contact with Eliseo Salazar and Guerrero would drop to two laps down after having a fire in his pit stall. With 10 laps to go Lazier was running in 3rd place behind Jones and Alessandro Zampedri. With 9 laps to go Lazier passed Zampedri and he would pass Jones one lap later. Lazier would go on to win the race (his first Indy car win) after leading for 43 laps. Lazier would finish 14th in points with 159 points, despite missing one race.

For the 1996-1997 season Lazier returned with Hemelgarn Racing. During the 1996 portion of the season Lazier drove the #91 Delta Faucet Reynard 95i-Ford Cosworth XB. At the season-opening True Value 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway Lazier started in 4th place and was running in 2nd place, the only car on the lead lap besides race leader Tony Stewart. On lap 67 Stewart attempted to lap Lazier in turn 4. The two cars then made contact and Lazier spun and crashed into the wall. Stewart would continue. Race broadcaster ABC then played audio from Lazier's conversation with his team immediately after the accident. Lazier first said, (in reference to Stewart) "The son of a bitch just ran into the back of me." Lazier then said, "He must have just fucking hit me in the back." Lazier would finish in 19th place. At the following race, the Las Vegas 500K at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Lazier started in 4th place and retired after 35 laps due to handling issues and finished in 24th place out of 28 cars. For the 1997 portion of the season Lazier drove the #91 Delta Faucet/Montana Rail Link Dallara IR7-Nissan Infiniti VRH35ADE V8, with additional sponsorship from Xerox and Cinergy. At the Indy 200 at Walt Disney World at Walt Disney World Speedway Lazier started in 11th place and finished in 5th place. This would be Lazier first top 5 or top 10 finish of the season. At the Phoenix 200 at Phoenix International Raceway Lazier started in 13th place and finished in 21st place due to an engine failure after 31 laps. Prior to the Indianapolis 500 the Nissan engine was replaced with a Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8. Lazier would qualify in 10th place and would be fastest in two practice days after he qualified for the race. In the race Lazier battled with Arie Luyendyk, Scott Goodyear, Jeff Ward, Stewart and Robbie Buhl and led for 7 laps. Lazier would finish in 4th place behinf Luyendyk, Goodyear and Ward. Following the race Lazier was ranked 10th in points, the first time he was ranked in the top 10 in points during the season. At the following race, the True Value 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Lazier started in 4th place and led twice for a combined total of 57 laps. On lap 157 Lazier retired from the race due to an engine failure and finished in 17th place. Lazier would then finish in 8th place at the following race, the Samsonite 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Lazier would get his first win of the season at the following race, the VisionAire 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, after starting in 5th place and leading for 58 laps. At the following race, the Pennzoil 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway, Lazier started in 15th place and finished in 12th place, five laps down. Following the race Lazier had his highest rank during the season with a 5th place rank. At the season-ending Las Vegas 500K at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Lazier started in 14th place and finished in 31st (last) place due to a mechanical problem after 4 laps. Lazier would finish in 8th place in the final point standings with 209 points.

This partnership resulted in a model season for the team in 2000 with Lazier winning 2 races on his way to the IndyCar Series championship followed by a second place effort in 2001. Hemelgarn racing lost their sponsor following the 2003 season and Lazier only completed in the Indy 500 in 2004 for Hemelgarn.

Lazier was signed to drive the 2005 Indy 500 for the Byrd Brothers and Panther Racing, placing fifth in the race, ahead of Panther's two regular drivers Tomáš Enge and Tomas Scheckter in a race that many believe may have resurrected his career.

In 2005, Lazier acquired a four–race deal with Panther Racing to drive the #95 Pennzoil/American Sentry Guard Dallara/Chevrolet. However, he received an extra race in Enge's #2 Rockstar Energy Drink Dallara/Chevrolet at Milwaukee on July 24. Enge was injured during a crash at the Nashville Superspeedway during the Firestone Indy 200 a week earlier. He logged four top-tens in the No. 95 and an 18th-place finish in Enge's No. 2 car. With Panther's contraction to a single car in 2006, Lazier was forced to search for another team, which he found in Robbie Buhl's Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.

Lazier's car in Gasoline Alley during practice for the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

In 2006, Lazier raced in seven events for Dreyer & Reinbold with a best finish of 12th in the Indy 500. He was replaced by Aussie Ryan Briscoe for the Watkins Glen International race and Briscoe finished third. He was replaced again by Briscoe after the Kansas Speedway race on July 2, finishing a disappointing 15th after starting seventh. Lazier returned for the Michigan International Speedway race in August, but Sarah Fisher finished the season for the team in the two remaining races that Briscoe was not contracted for in the IndyCar Series.

Lazier did not have a contract as a regular driver for the 2007 IndyCar Series season. However, Lazier teamed up with Sam Schmidt Motorsports to race in the 2007 Indianapolis 500.

Lazier practicing for the 2008 Indianapolis 500.

2008 began similar to 2007 without a full-time ride in any series. Lazier and Hemelgarn Racing reunited in a late effort to qualify for the 2008 Indianapolis 500. Lazier qualified on the third day of qualifying but was bumped from the field. He struggled to find speed early in Sunday's bump day session, but with less than half an hour remaining in the session the team completed major changes and made a qualifying attempt with no practice laps on the new setup. The attempt was not fast enough, so the team adjusted wing settings to remove drag from the car and went out for another attempt, again with no practice. This attempt was fast enough to bump Roger Yasukawa and put Lazier 32nd on the grid and earn them a $50,000 bonus for being the last driver to make a successful qualifying attempt.

Lazier's car in Gasoline Alley for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

Coming off the success of the 2008 race, the team entered the same combination for the 2009 Indianapolis 500. However, against a stiffer field of entrants and with limited practice time, Lazier was unable to find enough speed to qualify and was one of three cars to miss the field. Lazier failing to qualify ended his streak of 14 consecutive Indy 500 starts, the longest among active drivers, dating back to 1995.

On May 8, 2013, it was announced that Lazier would attempt to qualify for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 after being away from the track since 2009.[1] On bump day, Lazier made it into the field, qualifying in the 32nd position.[2]

NASCAR[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Without a permanent ride, Lazier drove in a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race with Billy Ballew Motorsports at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 22 of that year and finished 24th.

Motorsports career results[edit]

American open–wheel[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Champ Car World Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1989 Lazier Racing March 87C Cosworth DFX PHX LBH INDY
DNQ
MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH POC MDO ROA NAZ NC -
Gary Trout Motorsports LAG
DNQ
1990 Hemelgarn Racing Lola T88/00 Buick 3300 V6 PHX LBH INDY
DNQ
MIL DET
DNQ
POR
13
CLE
24
MEA TOR
DNS
DEN
DNQ
VAN
12
MDO
23
ROA
DNS
NAZ
14
LAG 30th 1
Arciero Racing Penske PC17 MCH
26
1991 Dale Coyne Racing Lola T88/00 Cosworth DFX SRF
25
22nd 6
Lola T90/00 Cosworth DFS MIL
DNQ
DET
18
POR CLE
11
MEA TOR
22
MCH DEN
9
VAN ROA
24
NAZ LAG
22
Todd Walther Racing Lola T89/00 LBH
25
PHX
Hemelgarn Racing Lola T90/00 Buick 3300 V6 INDY
33
Hemelgarn Coyne Racing Cosworth DFS TOR
22
DEN
9
LAG
22
Walker Racing MDO
24
1992 Leader Card Racing Lola T90/00 Buick 3300 V6 SRF
16
PHX
14
LBH
12
DET
24
POR
25
MIL
17
NHA 19th 10
Lola T91/00 INDY
14
TOR
15
MCH
7
NAZ
15
Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V8 265A CLE
23
ROA
13
VAN
10
MDO
22
LAG
21
1993 Leader Card Racing Lola T91/00 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V8 265A SRF
20
PHX
17
LBH
19
DET
18
POR
CLE
21
TOR
38th 0
Buick 3300 V6 INDY
DNQ
MIL
15
ROA
14
VAN MDO
20
NAZ
26
LAG
DNQ
Lola T92/00 MCH
21
NHA
DNQ
1994 Leader Card Racing Lola T93/00 Ilmor Indy V8 265C SRF
DNQ
PHX
13
LBH
29
INDY
DNQ
MIL
18
DET
17
POR
24
CLE
Wth
TOR
DNS
MCH
24
MDO
DNQ
NHA
DNS
VAN
27
ROA NAZ
DNQ
LAG 36th 0
Hemelgarn Racing Lola T92/00 Buick 3300 V6 INDY
DNQ
Dick Simon Racing Lola T94/00 Ford Cosworth XB INDY
DNQ
1995 Project Indy Reynard 94i Ford Cosworth XB MIA SRF
21
PHX LBH TOR
15
CLE 35th 0
Payton/Coyne Racing Lola T94/00 NAZ
25
MCH
14
MDO
NHA
21
VAN
LAG
Lola T95/00 MIL
18
DET
POR
ROA
Team Menard Menard Indy V6 INDY
27
Lola T93/00 INDY
DNQ

Verizon IndyCar Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
1996 Hemelgarn Racing Reynard 95i Ford Cosworth XB WDW
17
PHX
DNS
INDY
1
14th 159
1996-1997 Hemelgarn Racing Reynard 95i Ford Cosworth XB NHA
19
LVS
24
8th 209
Dallara IR7 Nissan Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 WDW
5
PHX
21
Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 INDY
4
TXS
17
PPIR
8
CLT
1
NHA
12
LVS
31
1998 Hemelgarn Racing Dallara IR8 Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 WDW
15
PHX
28
INDY
2
TXS
11
NHA
7
DOV
2
CLT
13
PPIR
7
ATL
17
TXS
6
LVS
3
5th 262
1999 Hemelgarn Racing Dallara IR9 Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 WDW
10
PHX
18
CLT
C
INDY
7
TXS
14
PPIR
5
ATL
21
DOV
2
PPIR
4
LVS
11
TXS
10
6th 224
2000 Hemelgarn Racing Riley & Scott Mk VII Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 WDW
2
PHX
1
LVS
22
INDY
DNQ
1st 290
Dallara IR00 INDY
2
TXS
7
PPIR
26
ATL
2
KTY
1
TXS
4
2001 Hemelgarn Racing Dallara IR01 Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 PHX
3
HMS
20
ATL
6
INDY
18
TXS
4
PPIR
1
RIR
1
KAN
5
NSH
1
KTY
1
STL
13
CHI
11
TXS
17
2nd 398
2002 Hemelgarn Racing Dallara IR02 Chevrolet V8 HMS
22
PHX
7
FON
7
NAZ
23
INDY
15
TXS
8
PPIR
15
RIR
18
KAN
7
NSH
12
MCH
13
KTY
3
STL
15
CHI
3
TXS
7
8th 305
2003 Hemelgarn Racing Dallara IR03 Chevrolet V8 HMS PHX
11
MOT
19
INDY
21
TXS
13
PPIR
10
RIR
20
KAN
13
NSH
14
MCH
12
STL
11
KTY
16
NAZ
13
CHI
16
FON TXS 19th 201
2004 Hemelgarn Racing Dallara IR03 Chevrolet V8 HMS PHX MOT INDY
23
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY PPIR NAZ CHI FON TXS 30th 12
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing INDY
DNQ
2005 Panther Racing Dallara IR05 Chevrolet V8 HMS PHX STP MOT INDY
5
TXS RIR KAN NSH
9
MIL
18
MCH
6
KTY
6
PPIR SNM CHI
10
WGL FON 23rd 140
2006 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI4R HMS
14
STP
14
MOT
14
INDY
12
WGL TXS
19
RIR
16
KAN
15
NSH MIL MCH
15
KTY SNM CHI 18th 122
2007 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R HMS STP MOT KAN INDY
19
MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO MCH KTY SNM DET CHI 28th 12
2008 Hemelgarn-Johnson Racing Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R HMS STP MOT LBH KAN INDY
17
MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO EDM KTY SNM DET CHI 37th 13
2009 Hemelgarn-Johnson Racing Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R STP LBH KAN INDY
DNQ
MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL TOR EDM KTY MDO SNM CHI MOT HMS NC -
2013 Lazier Partners Racing Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 STP
ALA
LBH
SAO
INDY
31
DET
DET
TXS
MIL
IOW
POC
TOR
TOR
MDO
SNM
BAL
HOU
HOU
FON
38th 8
2014 Lazier Partners Racing Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 STP LBH ALA IMS INDY
32
DET DET TXS HOU HOU POC IOW TOR TOR MDO MIL SNM FON 35th 11
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
16 4 103 2 8 10 27 1 (1996) 1 (2000)

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1989 March 87C Cosworth DFX DNQ Lazier Racing
1990 Lola T88/00 Buick 3300 V6 DNQ Hemelgarn Racing
1991 Lola T90/00 Buick 3300 V6 23 33 Hemelgarn Racing
1992 Lola T91/00 Buick 3300 V6 24 14 Leader Card Racing
1993 Lola T92/00 Buick 3300 V6 DNQ Leader Card Racing
1994 Lola T93/00 Ilmor Indy V8 265C DNQ Leader Card Racing
Lola T92/00 Buick 3300 V6 Hemelgarn Racing
Lola T94/00 Ford Cosworth XB Dick Simon Racing
1995 Lola T95/00 Menard Indy V6 23 27 Team Menard
1996 Reynard 95i Ford Cosworth XB 5 1 Hemelgarn Racing
1997 Dallara IR7 Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 10 4 Hemelgarn Racing
1998 Dallara IR8 Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 11 2 Hemelgarn Racing
1999 Dallara IR9 Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 22 7 Hemelgarn Racing
2000 Dallara IR00 Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 16 2 Hemelgarn Racing
Riley & Scott Mk VII DNQ
2001 Dallara IR01 Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8 10 18 Hemelgarn Racing
2002 Dallara IR02 Chevrolet V8 20 15 Hemelgarn Racing
2003 Dallara IR03 Chevrolet V8 21 21 Hemelgarn Racing
2004 Dallara IR03 Chevrolet V8 28 23 Hemelgarn Racing
DNQ Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
2005 Dallara IR05 Chevrolet V8 9 5 Panther Racing
2006 Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI4R 25 12 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
2007 Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R 22 19 Sam Schmidt Motorsports
2008 Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R 32 17 Hemelgarn-Johnson Racing
2009 Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R DNQ Hemelgarn-Johnson Racing
2013 Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 32 31 Lazier Partners Racing
2014 Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 33 32 Lazier Partners Racing

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series[edit]

International Race of Champions[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewandowski, Dave. Buddy Lazier To Return To Indianapolis, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 8 2013, Retrieved 2013-05-09
  2. ^ Tony DiZinno,[1]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jacques Villeneuve
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1996
Succeeded by
Arie Luyendyk
Preceded by
Greg Ray
Indy Racing Northern Lights Series Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Sam Hornish, Jr.
Awards
Preceded by
Arie Luyendyk
Scott Brayton Award
2003
Succeeded by
Helio Castroneves