Back To The Bricks For Buddy Lazier?
One of the most compelling stories this May could be the return of 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier to the Brickyard.
Lazier last competed in the 500 in 2008, after a dramatic "Bump Day" run put him in the field of 33.
Now, our spy cameras have found his name on the Dallara that Jean Alesi drove in last year's Indianapolis 500. That car is currently sitting in the Dallara factory on Main Street in Speedway, Indiana getting a few modifications.
A deal is currently being worked on to put Lazier in that car for this year's 500, with an engine deal in the works according to one key team principle.
Lazier was a popular winner at the 500 in 1996 with Ron Hemelgarn's team. He has 5 top-5 finishes in the "500", including two second-place runs in 1998 and 2000.