Bob Lazier

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Robert Lazier (December 22, 1938 – April 18, 2020) was an American race car driver. He raced in the CART series in 1981 and was CART's Rookie of the Year.[1] He had fourth-place finishes at Watkins Glen International and Mexico.[2][3] Lazier also competed in the 1981 Indianapolis 500, finishing 19th after a blown engine caused him to retire the Penske PC-7 after 154 laps.[4] He competed in Formula 5000 in the 1970s.[5]

Lazier was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died on April 18, 2020 from COVID-19 during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, aged 81.[6]

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  1. Hausermann, Dick (2002-11-27). "The Laziers – Vail's fastest residents". Vail Daily. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  2. "Mears Wins Wild One". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Associated Press. 1981-10-05. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  3. "Mears Does It Again". Reading Eagle. 1981-10-19. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  4. "Scoreboard: Auto Racing – Indy". The Bulletin. 1981-05-25. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  5. "Oliver Wins Can-Am Event; Andretti Ends Long Slump". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. 1974-07-15. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  6. Miller, Robin (April 18, 2020). "Former CART Rookie of the Year Bob Lazier dies at 81". Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. Retrieved April 18, 2020.