INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, March 6, 2000 - Buzz Calkins was entered March 6 into the 84th Indianapolis 500 by Bradley Motorsports. Calkins, from Denver, will drive the ...
INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, March 6, 2000 - Buzz Calkins was entered March 6 into the 84th Indianapolis 500 by Bradley Motorsports. Calkins, from Denver, will drive the #12 Bradley Food Marts/Sav-O-Mat Dallara/Oldsmobile/Firestone. Practice starts May 13 for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” with Pole Day May 20 and Race Day May 28. Bradley Motorsports also entered an identical backup machine for Calkins, winner of the inaugural Indy Racing event in January 1996 at Orlando, Fla. Todd Tapply is chief mechanic, and Mike Collier is team manager. Calkins is a full-time competitor in the Northern Light Indy Racing Series. Calkins, 28, will attempt to make his fifth consecutive start at Indianapolis. His best finish was 10th in 1998 in his family-owned Bradley Motorsports entry.
2000 INDIANAPOLIS 500 ENTRIES (as of March 6) Driver Entrant Car C/E/T Entry Date Scott Goodyear Panther Racing #4, #4T Pennzoil Panther Dallara D/O/F Feb. 14 Jeret Schroeder Tri Star Motorsports #6, #6T Armour Swift Ekrich-Tristarmall.com D/O/F Feb. 23 Jack Miller Tri Star Motorsports #21, #21T Milk Chug-Opalescence-Century 21-Tristarmall.com D/O/F Feb. 23 Stephan Gregoire Dick Simon Racing #7, #7T Dick Simon Racing-Mexmil-Tokheim-Viking Air Tools G/O/F Feb. 24 Jimmy Vasser Target/Chip Ganassi Racing #15, #15T Target G/O/F Feb. 28 Juan Montoya Target/Chip Ganassi Racing #10, #10T Target G/O/F Feb. 28 Al Unser Jr. Galles ECR Racing #3, #3T Galles ECR Racing Tickets.com Starz Encore Superpak G/O/F Feb. 29 Tyce Carlson Hubbard-Immke Racing #20, #20T Hubbard Photographics-Immke Auto Group-Dallara D/O/F Feb. 29 Robbie Buhl Dreyer & Reinbold Racing #24, #24T Team Purex Dreyer & Reinbold Racing G/TBA/F March 1 Eliseo Salazar A.J. Foyt Enterprises #11, #11T Rio-A.J. Foyt Racing G/O/F March 3 Jeff Ward A.J. Foyt Enterprises #14, #14T Harrah's-A.J. Foyt Racing G/O/F March 3 TBA A.J. Foyt/Kenny Brack Motorsports #41, #41T Foyt/Brack Motorsports G/O/F March 3 Buzz Calkins Bradley Motorsport #12, #12T Bradley Food Marts/ Sav-O-Mat D/O/F March 6
Key: C/E/T-Chassis/engine/tire; D-Dallara; F-Firestone; G-G Force; O-Oldsmobile; TBA - To be announced
DRIVERS (12) Former race winners: Al Unser Jr., 2 (1992, 1994). Former pole winners: Al Unser Jr., 1 (1994). Rookie (1): Juan Montoya. U.S. born (7): Robbie Buhl, Buzz Calkins, Tyce Carlson, Jack Miller, Jeret Schroeder, Al Unser Jr., Jimmy Vasser. Foreign born (5): Scott Goodyear, Canada; Stephan Gregoire, France; Juan Montoya, Colombia; Eliseo Salazar, Chile; Jeff Ward, Scotland. Youngest: Juan Montoya, 24. Oldest: Eliseo Salazar, 44. Most previous starts: Al Unser Jr., 12.
CARS (26) Chassis: G Force 16, Dallara 10. Engines: Oldsmobile 24; TBA 2.