The Lazier brothers, Buddy and Jaques, were key players in the Indy Racing League era at the Indianapolis 500, with Buddy winning the "500" in 1996 (LEFT). Both have been off the IndyCar radar screen the last few years, but are now working on on a comeback at next month's Memorial Day weekend classic.
Jaques Lazier told IndyCar.com earlier this month that he was working on a comeback for Indy, while SPEED's Robin Miller reports that Buddy has purchased the Dallara raced last May at the Speedway by Jean Alesi and plans to fit it with a Chevrolet. Although he would like to join with an established team to run as a satellite operation, “We're also prepared to run it ourselves if we couldn't find a deal but obviously our first choice is to run with somebody,” Buddy, 45, told Miller.
Meanwhile, Miller reports that Britain's Pippa Mann is also trying to put together an Indy program with Dale Coyne, while Townsend Bell and Jay Howard are also thought to be close to deals.