Lazier Partners Racing has chosen to bring awareness to the University of Iowa’s Stephen A Wynn Institute for Vision Research [Press release; Buddy's Drive for the Cure]. Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2000 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, will drive the No. 91 University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research car in the 2014 Indianapolis 500.
“We are a team that is going to take our experience racing for championships and apply that leadership to make great things happen for well-meaning organizations that support great causes,” said team co-owner and Buddy’s father Bob Lazier. “Our support of the University of Iowa’s Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research is personal to our family and right in line with the goals and purpose of our team. We want to win on the track, and we want to help people achieve their goals every day off the track.”
This year’s Indianapolis 500 will be Buddy Lazier’s 18th start in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. In addition to his 1996 Indy 500 win, Lazier has finished second twice (1998 & 2000), fourth (1997) and fifth (2005).