Buddy Lazier
Buddy  Lazier
Lazier / Burns Racing
Buddy Lazier
rank
34
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Oct 31, 1967
4 Chevrolet USA
Hometown
Vail, CO
Residence
Vail, CO
4
CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 Verizon IndyCar Series 8 0 0 0 0 0 5
2005 Verizon IndyCar Series 6 0 0 1 5 0 5
2004 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Verizon IndyCar Series 13 0 0 0 1 4 10
2002 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 0 2 7 3 10
2001 Verizon IndyCar Series 13 4 0 7 8 438 11
2000 Verizon IndyCar Series 9 2 0 6 7 242 7
1999 Verizon IndyCar Series 10 0 0 3 6 5 8
1998 Verizon IndyCar Series 11 0 0 3 6 143 7
1997 Verizon IndyCar Series 8 1 0 3 4 122 5
1996 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 1 1 1 1 71 1
Total 102 8 1 26 45 1028 71

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Lazier/Burns Racing

Buddy Lazier will attempt to qualify May 21-22 in the Chevrolet-powered No. 4 Lazier / Burns Racing car, which is owned by former Indy 500 competitor and Buddy’s father, Bob Lazier, of Colorado.

Team Website
First Start
June 24, 1990
Portland
First Win
May 26, 1996
Indianapolis 500
First Pole
August 12, 2001
Kentucky

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2014
    • Made 18th Indianapolis 500 start, finishing 32nd for Lazier Partners Racing co-owned by his father, Bob.
  • 2013
    • Returned from five-year absence from Indianapolis 500 to finish 31st for Lazier Partners Racing at Indianapolis 500.
  • 2008
    • Made late Bump Day qualification run to make Indianapolis 500 field, starting 32nd for Hemelgarn-Johnson Racing, and climbed more positions than anyone to finish 17th.
  • 2007
    • Drove for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in Indianapolis 500, qualifying 22nd and finishing 19.
  • 2006
    • Drove in eight Verizon IndyCar Series races for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, with best finish of 12th place at Indy 500.
  • 2005
    • Competed in six oval races for Panther Racing, finishing in top 10 in all but one.
    • Started ninth and finished fifth in Indianapolis 500.
  • 2004
    • Competed in his only race of season was Indianapolis 500, where he qualified 28th and finished 23rd.
  • 2003
    • Drove in 13 races for Hemelgarn Racing with one top-10 finish (Pikes Peak).
    • Finished 19th in point standings.
  • 2002
    • Finished eighth in season standings for Hemelgarn Racing with eight top-10 finishes, including third place at Kentucky and Chicagoland.
  • 2001
    • Won four times in a five-race span (Pikes Peak, Richmond, Nashville, Kentucky) and finished second in final standings for Hemelgarn Racing.
  • 2000
    • Earned ndyCar Series championship for Hemelgarn Racing on strength of wins at Phoenix and Kentucky, and runner-up finishes at Orlando, Indianapolis and Atlanta.
    • Scored a second-place finish in the Indianapolis 500, his fifth straight top seven at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • 1999
    • Finished sixth in point standings for Hemelgarn Racing with best finishes of second at Dover and fourth at Pikes Peak.
  • 1998
    • Ended season fifth in standings with two runner-up finishes (Indianapolis, Dover) for Hemelgarn Racing.
  • 1996-1997
    • Earned second career victory (Charlotte) and finished eighth in point standings for Hemelgarn Racing.
  • 1996
    • Claimed 80th Indianapolis 500 by 0.695 of a second over Davy Jones, two months after suffering serious back and pelvis injuries in practice crash at Phoenix that forced him to sit out that race.
    • Finished 14th in inaugural IndyCar Series standings for Hemelgarn Racing.
  • 1995
    • Qualified third Team Menard entry for Indianapolis 500 in 23rd spot and finished race 27th.
  • 1994
    • Drove in seven CART races for Leader Card Racing with best finish of 13th at Phoenix.
  • 1993
    • Competed in nine CART races for Leader Card Racing with best finish of 14th at Road America.
  • 1992
    • Finished 19th in CART standings for Leader Card Racing with best finish of seventh at Michigan.
    • Qualified for second Indy 500 and finished 14th.
  • 1991
    • Drove in 10 CART races for five teams with top finish of ninth at Denver.
    • Qualified for first Indianapolis 500 and finished 33rd.
  • 1990
    • Raced in six CART events for Hemelgarn Racing and Arciero Racing, with top finish of 12th at Vancouver.

Buddy's Road To Indy

  • 2007
    • Made NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Billy Ballew Motorsports, finishing 24th at Las Vegas.
  • 2002
    • Finished second in International Race of Champions four- event series, winning at Chicagoland and finishing fourth at Indianapolis.
  • 2001
    • Drove in International Race of Champions series, placing third at Talladega.
    • Competed in Rolex 24 At Daytona, finishing 22nd overall and fifth in Sports Racing Prototype category.
  • 1989
    • Won two races, finished seventh in points in American IndyCar Series.
    • Competed in Formula Ford and Formula Vee.
  • 1988
    • Won American IndyCar Series title, winning six races.
    • Co-Drove Porsche Fabcar to ninth in Rolex 24 At Daytona.
    • Competed in Formula Ford and Formula Vee.
  • 1987
    • Competed in Formula Ford and Formula Vee.
    • Scored one victory and three more podium finishes in Canadian-American Thundercar series.
  • 1986
    • Competed in three Can-Am events.
    • Won two Formula Ford national races and three SCCA Formula Vee national races.
  • 1985
    • Scored seven top-six finishes in BF Goodrich Pro Formula Ford series.
    • Won 125cc Colorado Supercross motorcycle championship.
  • 1972-1984
    • Raced karts and motocross.