Buzz Calkins

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Bradley "Buzz" Calkins
Nationality United States American
Born (1971-05-02) May 2, 1971 (age 43)
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 racing[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1993 Bradley Motorsports PHX LBH
11
MIL
4
DET
10
POR
11
CLE
13
TOR
17
NHA
4
VAN
11
MDO
13
NAZ
6
LS
10
11th 44
1994 Bradley Motorsports PHX
8
LBH
14
MIL
8
DET
11
POR
7
CLE
10
TOR
7
MDO
10
NHA
6
VAN
10
NAZ
19
LS
19
10th 41
1995 Bradley Motorsports MIA
9
PHX
3
LBH
16
NAZ
4
MIL
3
DET
7
POR
5
TOR
8
CLE
5
NHA
17
VAN
11
LS
13
6th 77

Indy Racing League[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
1996 Bradley Motorsports Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t WDW
1
PHX
6
INDY
Ret
1st-Tie 246
1996-1997 Bradley Motorsports Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t NWH
2
LVS
6
10th 204
G-Force GF01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
Ret
PHX
8
INDY
Ret
TXS
Ret
PPI
5
CLT NH2
Ret
LV2
Ret
1998 Bradley Motorsports G-Force GF01B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
14
PHX
9
INDY
10
TXS
15
NWH
15
DOV CLT PPI
Ret
19th 134
Dallara IR8 ATL
Ret
TX2
11
LVS
11
1999 Bradley Motorsports Dallara IR9 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
17
PHX
14
13th 201
G-Force GF01C CLT
C
INDY
19
TXS
9
PPI
14
ATL
5
DOV
8
PPI2
15
LVS
5
TX2
8
2000 Bradley Motorsports Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
8
PHX
Ret
LVS
Ret
INDY
18
TXS
4
PPI
12
ATL
Ret
KTY
12
TX2
9
15th 145
2001 Bradley Motorsports Dallara IR-01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 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)

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1996 Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t 9 17 Bradley Motorsports
1997 G-Force GF01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 16 11 Bradley Motorsports
1998 G-Force GF01B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 18 10 Bradley Motorsports
1999 G-Force GF01C Oldsmobile Aurora V8 26 19 Bradley Motorsports
2000 Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 22 18 Bradley Motorsports
2001 Dallara IR-01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 24 12 Bradley Motorsports

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Preceded by
none
Indy Racing League Champion
1996 (with Scott Sharp)
Succeeded by
Tony Stewart