Jaques Lazier

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Jaques Lazier
Nationality American
Born (1971-01-25) January 25, 1971 (age 43)
Denver, Colorado
Related to Bob Lazier (father)
Buddy Lazier (brother)
2014 IRL IndyCar Series
Debut season 1999
Current team Team 3G
Car no. 98
Former teams Truscelli Team Racing
Mid-America Motorsports
Team XTreme
Team Menard
Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Patrick Racing
Chip Ganassi Racing
Playa Del Racing
Starts 56
Wins 1
Poles 2
Best finish 17th in 2001
Previous series
1989-1997
1997
U.S. Formula Ford
Indy Lights

Jaques Lazier (born January 25, 1971) is an American racing driver and is the younger brother of 1996 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Lazier and son of former Indy racer Bob Lazier.

Racing career[edit]

The younger Lazier ran in U.S. Formula Ford competition from 1989 to 1997 and also drove part-time in Indy Lights in 1997. In 1998, he made his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500 in a car owned by Price Cobb but failed to qualify. He planned to join the IRL IndyCar Series full-time in 1999 for his own team but failed to qualify for races at both the Phoenix International Raceway and at the Indy 500. He moved to the new Truscelli Team Racing the week after the Indy 500 and made his first start at Texas Motor Speedway. He finished 7th three times late in the season. He made his first Indy 500 start in 2000 for Truscelli although the team shut down later that season, again leaving Lazier without a ride.

In 2001 Lazier drove for four different teams including TeamXtreme and Sam Schmidt Motorsports, he got his best chance with Team Menard, replacing Greg Ray. He won his second start for the team at Chicagoland Speedway. He drove for Menard for the first four races of the 2002 season but was replaced by Raul Boesel for the Indy 500 and did not drive the rest of the season, due to injuries suffered in a crash at Nazareth Speedway. In 2003 he returned to Team Menard but again was let go, this time after the Indy 500. He signed on with A. J. Foyt Enterprises for the next four races, but funds failed to materialize for the remainder of the season and he was left on the sidelines.

Lazier practicing for the 2007 Indianapolis 500

Lazier entered the 2004 season without a ride, but was the relief driver for Robby Gordon in the Indy 500 as he had to leave for Charlotte to drive in the Coca-Cola 600. Later that season he made eight starts for Patrick Racing after Al Unser, Jr. retired and posted several good results, but again was ride-less entering 2005. He struck a deal with the new Playa del Racing team to contest the Indy 500 but their funds were good only for that race. When veteran owner Chip Ganassi fired British driver Darren Manning, he called on Lazier to replace him for the remaining oval races of the season. While with the team he was involved in an incident with rookie fan favorite Danica Patrick at the final race at California Speedway. The two touched and set off an accident, whereupon some reports claimed Patrick "gave Lazier a love tap". Rahal Letterman Racing, Patrick's team, put out a press release saying Patrick had only told Lazier to mind his business in the future. Without a full-time ride in 2006, Lazier returned to the 2007 Indy 500 with Playa Del Racing. He led for the first time at Indy for two laps when he stayed out on the track when the leaders pitted. However, he crashed late in the race and finished 27th. Lazier, while actively seeking a ride in the series, was unable to find one until he stepped in for the struggling Stanton Barrett at Team 3G at Texas Motor Speedway in 2009. He drove in the next race as well and made four more oval starts for the team later in the year. His 13th place at Iowa Speedway was his best IndyCar finish since 2004.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[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 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1998 Cobb Racing United States
WDW
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
TXS
United States
NHM
United States
DOV
United States
CLT
United States
PPI
United States
ATL
United States
TX2
United States
LVS
NC
1999 DR Motorsports United States
WDW
United States
PHX
DNS
United States
INDY
DNQ
18th 144
Truscelli Team Racing United States
TXS
Ret
United States
PPI
10
United States
ATL
Ret
United States
DOV
7
United States
PP2
12
United States
LVS
7
United States
TX2
7
2000 Truscelli Team Racing United States
WDW
Ret
United States
PHX
United States
LVS
10
United States
INDY
13
United States
TXS
14
United States
PPI
9
United States
ATL
20th 112
Mid-America Motorsports United States
KTY
Ret
TeamXtreme Racing United States
TX2
10
2001 Byrd/TeamXtreme Racing United States
PHX
United States
HMS
United States
ATL
United States
INDY
22
United States
TXS
9
United States
PPI
Ret
17th 195
Sam Schmidt Motorsports United States
RIR
Ret
United States
KAN
Ret
United States
NSH
3
United States
KTY
12
Team Menard United States
STL
Ret
United States
CHI
1
United States
TX2
Ret
2002 Team Menard United States
HMS
18
United States
PHX
6
United States
FON
2
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
INDY
United States
TXS
United States
PPI
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
STL
United States
CHI
United States
TX2
26th 90
2003 Team Menard United States
HMS
Ret
United States
PHX
6
Japan
MOT
Ret
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
NZR
DNS
United States
CHI
United States
FON
United States
TX2
23rd 120
A. J. Foyt Enterprises United States
TXS
Ret
United States
PPI
Ret
United States
RIR
16
United States
KAN
10
United States
NSH
United States
MIS
United States
STL
United States
KTY
2004 Robby Gordon Motorsports United States
HMS
United States
PHX
Japan
MOT
United States
INDY1
29
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
22nd 104
Patrick Racing United States
NSH
Ret
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
MIS
18
United States
KTY
15
United States
PPI
8
United States
NZR
14
United States
CHI
Ret
United States
FON
United States
TX2
2005 Playa Del Racing United States
HMS
United States
PHX
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
United States
INDY
16
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
24th 81
Chip Ganassi Racing United States
MIS
Ret
United States
KTY
15
United States
PPI
DNS
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
16
United States
WGL
United States
FON
Ret
2006 Playa Del Racing United States
HMS
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
United States
INDY
17
United States
WGL
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
29th 13
2007 Playa Del Racing United States
HMS
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
United States
TXS
United States
IOW
United States
RIR
United States
WGL
United States
NSH
United States
MDO
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
SNM
United States
DET
United States
CHI
33rd 10
2009 Team 3G United States
STP
United States
LBH
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
TXS
18
United States
IOW
13
United States
RIR
Ret
United States
WGL
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
KTY
Ret
United States
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
19
Japan
MOT
United States
HMS
Ret
26th 77
2010 A. J. Foyt Enterprises Brazil
SAO
United States
STP
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
TXS
United States
IOW
United States
WGL
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
United States
KTY
Japan
MOT
United States
HMS
NC
1 Relieved Robby Gordon.
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
11 9 56 2 1 2 12 0 0

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team Note
1998 G-Force Oldsmobile DNQ Cobb Racing
1999 G-Force Oldsmobile DNQ DR Motorsports
2000 G-Force Oldsmobile 26 13 Truscelli Racing Team
2001 G-Force Oldsmobile 17 22 Byrd/TeamXtreme Racing
2003 Dallara Chevrolet 20 29 Team Menard
2004 Dallara Chevrolet 18 29 Robby Gordon Motorsports Relieved Robby Gordon
2005 Panoz Toyota 27 16 Playa Del Racing
2006 Panoz Honda 24 17 Playa Del Racing
2007 Panoz Honda 28 27 Playa Del Racing
2010 Dallara Honda DNQ A. J. Foyt Enterprises

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