IRL: Sam Schmidt Motorsports statement on Jaques Lazier's departure

Statement from Sam Schmidt ­ August 15, 2001 On Jaques Lazier's Departing to Team Menard "I think it's an awesome reflection on the quality and talent of our race team. We took a driver that wasn't even on John Menard's radar map and put him...

Statement from Sam Schmidt ­
August 15, 2001

On Jaques Lazier's Departing to Team Menard

"I think it's an awesome reflection on the quality and talent of our race team. We took a driver that wasn't even on John Menard's radar map and put him in a position to replace a championship driver. I am not pleased with John Menard and I am disappointed in Jaques. The Lazier family has always been known for keeping their word. You take a look at Buddy who has stuck with Hemelgarn all these years, even through the lean times and I thought that that's what we were building with Jaques. As for St. Louis, we will pick up the pieces again and go on!" ­ Sam Schmidt

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sam Schmidt , Jaques Lazier