Lazier Partners Racing, Inc., announced this past Monday that PEAK Motor Oil and Advance Auto Parts will sponsor the new team’s entry in the 97th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.
The PEAK and Advance Auto Parts logos will adorn the No. 91 Lazier Partners Racing Dallara/Chevy/Firestone car, piloted by 1996 Indy 500 champion, Buddy Lazier. In addition to his win, the 2000 IZOD IndyCar Series champion has recorded four top-five finishes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway including two second-place finishes in 1998 and 2000.
“Peak Motor Oil & Antifreeze along with our partner Advance Auto Parts are proud to join forces with Lazier Partners Racing to support Buddy’s bid to win the Indy 500 for the second time,” said Bryan Emrich, Sr. VP of Marketing at PEAK. “PEAK is a company that is proud of its independent, family-owned heritage; the same spirit that drives Lazier Racing. We look forward to the racing!”
Lazier Partners Racing, Inc., was formed just one month ago in Vail, Colo. Team partners include 1981 Indy 500 starter Bob Lazier and Corbet Krause, along with Jason Peters and Chris Nielsen of 360IMC Sport Marketing.
“I am really proud of what the team has accomplished in such a short amount of time, and to now sign PEAK Motor Oil and Advance Auto Parts is evidence of how hard everyone is working,” Lazier said. “Getting the car on the track and finding a sponsor were the two top goals of the team, and we’ve now done that. So, we’re ready to go racing with PEAK Motor Oil and Advance Auto Parts next Sunday.”
Lazier will start the Indianapolis 500 in the 32nd spot, however was among the fastest cars in race trim during practice Sunday afternoon.
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