Buzz Calkins

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Bradley "Buzz" Calkins
Nationality United States American
Born (1971-05-02) May 2, 1971 (age 42)
Denver, Colorado
Retired 2001
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active 1996-2001
Teams Bradley Motorsports
Starts 53
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 1st in 1996
Previous series
1993-1995 Indy Lights
Championship titles
1996 Indy Racing League Co-Champion

Bradley "Buzz" Calkins (born May 2, 1971 in Denver, Colorado) is a former Indy Racing League driver. After a successful run in Indy Lights from 1993 to 1995 where he finished 11th, 10th, and 6th in his three seasons, he and his Bradley Motorsports team purchased a 1995 Reynard chassis to compete in the inaugural season of the IRL. He won the series' inaugural race, the 1996 Indy 200 at Walt Disney World and was that year's league co-champion with Scott Sharp. He competed in the Indianapolis 500 six times, with a best finish of 10th in 1998[1]. His win in the series' first race would end up to be his only IRL win. He drove until 2001 when he retired and ventured into the business world.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American Open-Wheel[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

IndyCar[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
1996 Bradley WDW
1
PHX
6
INDY
Ret
1st-Tie 246
1996-1997 Bradley NWH
2
LSV
6
WDW
Ret
PHX
8
INDY
Ret
TXS
Ret
PPI
5
CHR NH2
Ret
LV2
Ret
10th 204
1998 Bradley WDW
14
PHX
9
INDY
10
TXS
15
NWH
15
DOV CHR PPI
Ret
ATL
Ret
TX2
11
LSV
11
19th 134
1999 Bradley WDW
17
PHX
14
CLT
C
INDY
19
TXS
9
PPI
14
ATL
5
DOV
8
PPI2
15
LSV
5
TX2
8
13th 201
2000 Bradley WDW
8
PHX
Ret
LSV
Ret
INDY
18
TXS
4
PPI
12
ATL
Ret
KTY
12
TX2
9
15th 145
2001 Bradley PHX
9
HMS
16
ATL
3
INDY
12
TXS
15
PPI
15
RIR
10
KAN
13
NSH
9
KTY
16
STL
Ret
CHI
9
TX2
Ret
9th 242
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
6 1 53 0 1 2 18 0 1 (1996)

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1996 Reynard Ford-Cosworth 9th 17th Bradley
1997 G-Force Oldsmobile 16th 11th Bradley
1998 G-Force Oldsmobile 18th 10th Bradley
1999 G-Force Oldsmobile 26th 19th Bradley
2000 Dallara Oldsmobile 22nd 18th Bradley
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile 24th 12th Bradley
Preceded by
none
Indy Racing League Champion
1996 (with Scott Sharp)
Succeeded by
Tony Stewart