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 Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1998 Cobb Racing G-Force GF01B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW PHX INDY
DNQ
TXS NHM DOV CLT PPI ATL TX2 LVS NC
1999 DR Motorsports G-Force GF01C Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 WDW PHX
DNS
18th 144
Oldsmobile Aurora V8 INDY
DNQ
Truscelli Team Racing TXS
Ret
PPI
10
ATL
Ret
DOV
7
PP2
12
LVS
7
TX2
7
2000 Truscelli Team Racing G-Force GF05 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
Ret
PHX LVS
10
INDY
13
TXS
14
PPI
9
ATL 20th 112
Mid-America Motorsports Dallara IR-00 KTY
Ret
TeamXtreme Racing G-Force GF05 TX2
10
2001 Byrd/TeamXtreme Racing G-Force GF05B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 PHX HMS ATL INDY
22
TXS
9
PPI
Ret
17th 195
Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara IR-01 RIR
Ret
KAN
Ret
NSH
3
KTY
12
Team Menard STL
Ret
CHI
1
TX2
Ret
2002 Team Menard Dallara IR-02 Chevrolet Indy V8 HMS
18
PHX
6
FON
2
NZR
Ret
INDY TXS PPI RIR KAN NSH MIS KTY STL CHI TX2 26th 90
2003 Team Menard Dallara IR-03 Chevrolet Indy V8 HMS
Ret
PHX
6
MOT
Ret
INDY
Ret
NZR
DNS
CHI FON TX2 23rd 120
A. J. Foyt Enterprises Toyota Indy V8 TXS
Ret
PPI
Ret
RIR
16
KAN
10
NSH MIS STL KTY
2004 Robby Gordon Motorsports Dallara IR-04 Chevrolet Indy V8 HMS PHX MOT INDY1
29
TXS RIR KAN 22nd 104
Patrick Racing NSH
Ret
MIL
Ret
MIS
18
KTY
15
PPI
8
NZR
14
CHI
Ret
FON TX2
2005 Playa Del Racing Panoz GF09C Toyota Indy V8 HMS PHX STP MOT INDY
16
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL 24th 81
Chip Ganassi Racing MIS
Ret
KTY
15
PPI
DNS
SNM CHI
16
WGL FON
Ret
2006 Playa Del Racing Panoz GF09C Honda HI6R V8 HMS STP MOT INDY
17
WGL TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY SNM CHI 29th 13
2007 Playa Del Racing Panoz GF09C Honda HI7R V8 HMS STP MOT KAN INDY
Ret
MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO MIS KTY SNM DET CHI 33rd 10
2009 Team 3G Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 STP LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS
18
IOW
13
RIR
Ret
WGL TOR EDM KTY
Ret
MDO SNM CHI
19
MOT HMS
Ret
26th 77
2010 A. J. Foyt Enterprises Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 SAO STP ALA LBH KAN INDY
DNQ
TXS IOW WGL TOR EDM MDO SNM CHI KTY MOT 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 GF01B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 DNQ Cobb Racing
1999 G-Force GF01C Oldsmobile Aurora V8 DNQ DR Motorsports
2000 G-Force GF05 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 26 13 Truscelli Racing Team
2001 G-Force GF05B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 17 22 Byrd/TeamXtreme Racing
2003 Dallara IR-03 Chevrolet Indy V8 20 29 Team Menard
2004 Dallara IR-04 Chevrolet Indy V8 18 29 Robby Gordon Motorsports Relieved Robby Gordon
2005 Panoz GF09C Toyota Indy V8 27 16 Playa Del Racing
2006 Panoz GF09C Honda HI6R V8 24 17 Playa Del Racing
2007 Panoz GF09C Honda HI7R V8 28 27 Playa Del Racing
2010 Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 DNQ A. J. Foyt Enterprises

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