Jeff Bucknum

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Jeff Bucknum
Nationality United States American
Born (1966-07-12) July 12, 1966 (age 48)
Glendale, California
Related to Ronnie Bucknum (father)
IRL IndyCar Series
Years active 2005-2006
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Hemelgarn Racing
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Starts 11
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 20th in 2006
Previous series
2001-2005
1998-1999
1995-1996
American Le Mans Series
Star Mazda West
Barber Dodge Pro Series

Jeff Bucknum (born July 12, 1966 in Glendale, California) is an American race car driver. Jeff is the son of Formula One and Championship Car racer Ronnie Bucknum.

He competed in four Indy Racing League IndyCar Series races in 2005, including the Indianapolis 500, with a best finish of 10th at Infineon Raceway. He also drove a car in the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series where he placed 2nd in series points in 2005.

In 2006, Bucknum teamed up with Ron Hemelgarn for his second Indy 500 appearance, in which he had the honor of being the month's first qualifier, but was involved in a second lap crash and finished 32nd. It was announced on July 12, 2006 that Jeff would drive for the remainder of the IndyCar season for Foyt Enterprises.[1] He finished 3 of the 6 races that he drove for Foyt in 2006 and finished no better than 13th.

Jeff lives in Arizona as a single dad with split custody of his 3 children.

Racing record[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2003 United States Team Bucknum Racing United States Bryan Willman
United States Chris McMurry
Pilbeam MP91-JPX LMP675 27 DNF DNF

American Open Wheel[edit]

(key)

IndyCar results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2005 Dreyer & Reinbold United States
HMS
United States
PHX
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
22
United States
INDY
22
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
PPIR
        25th 63
Foyt                           United States
SNM
10
United States
CHI
United States
WGL
11
United States
FON
2006 Hemelgarn United States
HMS
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
United States
INDY
32
United States
WGL
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
            20th 97
Foyt                 United States
NSH
18
United States
MIL
13
United States
MIS
14
United States
KTY
13
United States
SNM
18
United States
CHI
17

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2005 Dallara Honda 21 22 D & R
2006 Dallara Honda 22 32 Hemelgarn

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewandowski, Dave. Bucknum to drive Foyt car for remainder of season, IndyCar.com, July 12, 2006

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