“It's hard to believe another year has passed and May is upon us again,” said Lazier, who will drive the Lazier Racing Chevrolet. “We are coming off one of our most successful ski seasons at my family's Tivoli Lodge in Vail (Colo.), and it’s exciting to once again turn my attention to the Brickyard. My fitness and training regimen remains a big priority daily.”
Lazier, 49, the oldest driver competing this year, has an impressive resume at the famed oval. With five top-five finishes, including a win (with a broken back) in 1996 and two second-place finishes, among his 19 starts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he knows his way around the track. Should he win May 28, he would inherit the record as the oldest Indy 500 winner, trumping Al Unser Sr., who won May 24, 1987, at age 47.
Practice runs through Friday with qualifications Saturday and Sunday. Miller Lite Carb Day, which includes the final practice before the race, is Friday, May 26.