Buddy Lazier

Robert Buddy Lazier ( born October 31, 1967 in Vail ( Colorado)) is an American auto racing driver and winner of the 500- mile race from Indianapolis in 1996. His father Bob Lazier, Jaques Lazier and his brother are also known racers.

  • 3.1 Champ Car
  • 3.2 Indy Racing League


1989-1995: Champ Car

Lazier drove from 1989 in the Champ Car series for Gary Trout Motorsports team. In this year he also took part in the first time the 500 miles of Indianapolis. But in his first season he only drove in two races for the Indy 500, he could not qualify. In the 1990 season, he reached in Portland its first placement, position 13, however, meant zero points. Finally, in Vancouver he could enter with number 12 his first point in the Champ Car series. 1991 was his best finish in ninth place in Denver, he collected a total of six points, which ranked 22nd in the final table. The 1992 season was the most successful in Laziers Champ Car career. Seventh place in Missouri and other points standings meant ten points and 19th place in the final. There followed three unsuccessful seasons for Lazier without a single point.

1996-2008: IRL

In 1996, Lazier in the newly formed Indy Racing League. Although he did not participate in three races, he was the 500- mile race from Indianapolis on May 26 Prior to 1996, Davy Jones to decide for themselves, after 43 laps in the lead. 1998 and 2000 he also drove to second place. In 2000, the first overall victory of the race series followed. With 290 points and two victories in Phoenix and Kentucky, as well as three second places Lazier secured the championship. In the following season, he reached the second place in the final. However, the following years were again unsuccessful. The 8th place in the annual ranking in 2002 is far his best result since the runner-up in 2001.


  • Winner of the Indy 500 1996
  • Second in the Indy 500 1998 and 2000
  • Winner of the Indy Racing League 2000
  • Eight season victories in the Indy Racing League


Champ Car

  • Lazier Racing ( 1989)
  • Hemelgarn Racing (1990-1991)
  • Dale Coyne Racing ( 1991, 1992, 1995)
  • Walker Racing ( 1991)
  • Leader Card Racing (1993-1994)
  • Indy Project (1995 )
  • Team Menard (1995 )

Indy Racing League

  • Hemelgarn Racing (1996-2004, 2008)
  • Panther Racing ( 2005)
  • Dreyer & Reinbold Racing ( 2006)
  • Sam Schmidt Motorsports (2007)

Indy 500 cars