Mike Chandler

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Mike Chandler
Nationality American
Born (1958-04-21) April 21, 1958 (age 56)
San Marino, California, U.S.
Related to Otis Chandler (father)
Charles Abel Buffum (great-grandfather)
Fern Smith Buffum (great-grandmother)
Edwin Buffum (great-great uncle)
Harrison Gray Otis (great-great grandfather)
Norman Chandler (grandfather)
Dorothy Buffum Chandler (grandmother)
Camilla Chandler (aunt)
Marilyn "Missy" Chandler (mother)
Bettina Whitaker Chandler (stepmother)
Edwin E. Buffum (great-uncle)
Thurlyne Buffum (great-aunt)
Stephen Otis (great-great-great grandfather)
Sara Otis (great-great-great grandmother)
Harry Chandler (great-grandfather)
Moses K. Chandler (great-great grandfather)
Emma J. Little Chandler (great-great grandmother)
Marian Otis Chandler (great-grandmother)
Eliza Ann Otis (great-great grandmother)
Last updated on: January 22, 2014.

Michael Otis Chandler (born April 21, 1958), is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1980-1984 seasons, with 9[1] career starts, and started in the Indianapolis 500 in 1981-1983. A near head-on crash in practice for the 1984 race left him in a coma for several days and prematurely ended his career. He finished in the top ten twice, with his best finish in 4th position in 1981 at Riverside.

Family[edit]

Michael is the son of Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler[2] and Marilyn "Missy" Chandler. Buffum's department stores were co-founded by his great-grandfather, former Mayor of Long Beach, California Charles Abel Buffum and great-grand uncle Edwin E. Buffum. Dorothy Buffum Chandler, a patron for the arts and a Regent for the University of California, was Michael's grandmother. He is the great-great grandson of newspaper publisher, Harrison Gray Otis.

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1981 Penske Cosworth 25th 12th
1982 Eagle Chevrolet 22nd 17th
1983 Rattlesnake Cosworth 30th 16th
1984 Eagle Pontiac Practice Crash

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 9 starts do not include the 1981 or 1982 Indy 500, as it was not a CART race that year.
  2. ^ Jenkins, Richard, Where are they now?, OldRacingCars.com, February 21, 2004