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2000 Indy Racing Northern Light Series Recap

 

Driver Point Champion - Buddy Lazier - Hemelgarn Racing
Rookie of the Year - Airton Dare - TeamXtreme Racing

Indy Racing League (IRL) Information
Indy Racing League (IRL) Drver Champion

The 2000 Indy Racing Northern Lights Series season was another season that saw a high level of parity as only one driver, champion Buddy Lazier, won more than a single race. It also saw the beginning of the jump from CART as Al Unser Jr. moved to the series full time and Chip Ganassi Racing came over to run the Indy 500, which it won with driver Juan Pablo Montoya. It was also the final season for the Riley & Scott chassis, which also saw its first series win in 2000.

A planned race at Cleveland was cancelled on September 9, 1999, and reverted back to a CART event.

Pep Boys Indy Racing League 2000 Race Results

 

Date
Race
Track
Miles
Type
Winner
1/29/00
Orlando
200
PO
Robbie Buhl
3/19/00
Phoenix
200
PO
Buddy Lazier
4/22/00
Las Vegas
312
PO
Al Unser, Jr.
5/28/00
Indianapolis
500
PO
Juan Montoya
6/11/00
Ft. Worth
312
PO
Scott Sharp
6/18/00
PPIR
200
PO
Eddie Cheever
7/15/00
Atlanta
312
PO
Greg Ray
8/27/00
Kentucky
300
PO
Buddy Lazier
10/15/00
Ft. Worth
312
PO
Scott Goodyear

Pep Boys Indy Racing League 2000 Driver Points

 

Rank
Driver
Points
Behind
Starts
Poles
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Winnings
1
Buddy Lazier
290
Leader
9
1
2
6
7
$2,176,200
2
Scott Goodyear
272
-18
9
1
1
5
6
$885,900
3
Eddie Cheever Jr.
257
-33
9
0
1
5
7
$880,700
4
Eliseo Salazar
210
-80
9
0
0
4
6
$826,000
5
Mark Dismore
202
-88
9
1
0
2
3
$713,950
6
Donnie Beechler
202
-88
9
0
0
3
6
$657,950
7
Scott Sharp
196
-94
9
0
1
3
4
$768,050
8
Robbie Buhl
190
-100
9
0
1
2
4
$685,500
9
Al Unser Jr.
188
-102
9
0
1
3
5
$780,300
10
Billy Boat
181
-109
10
0
0
1
5
$568,950
11
Jeff Ward
176
-114
9
0
0
1
4
$666,700
12
Robby McGehee
174
-116
9
0
0
2
4
$642,950
13
Greg Ray
172
-118
9
6
1
1
3
$851,700
14
Stephan Gregoire
171
-119
9
0
0
0
4
$630,000
15
Buzz Calkins
145
-145
9
0
0
1
3
$483,500
16
Airton Dare
142
-148
9
0
0
1
2
$660,100
17
Jeret Schroeder
140
-150
10
0
0
1
2
$615,700
18
Sarah Fisher
124
-166
8
0
0
1
1
$319,250
19
Tyce Carlson
124
-166
8
0
0
0
1
$269,120
20
Jaques Lazier
112
-178
7
0
0
0
3
$466,800
21
Sam Hornish Jr.
110
-180
8
0
0
1
2
$521,950
22
Shigeaki Hattori
109
-181
5
0
0
0
4
$179,500
23
Davey Hamilton
98
-192
9
0
0
0
0
$292,750
24
Jimmy Kite
79
-211
8
0
0
0
0
$284,550
25
Juan Montoya
54
-236
1
0
1
1
1
$1,235,690
26
Doug Didero
43
-247
5
0
0
0
0
$97,900
27
Ronnie Johncox
33
-257
2
0
0
0
0
$54,600
28
J.J. Yeley
33
-257
3
0
0
0
0
$46,950
29
Robby Gordon
28
-262
1
0
0
0
1
$216,355
30
Jason Leffler
28
-262
2
0
0
0
0
$185,205
31
Niclas Jonsson
27
-263
2
0
0
0
0
$46,000
32
Jimmy Vasser
26
-264
1
0
0
0
1
$207,505
33
Stevie Reeves
25
-265
3
0
0
0
0
$40,450
34
Robby Unser
19
-271
3
0
0
0
0
$48,800
35
Scott Harrington
17
-273
2
0
0
0
0
$27,300
36
Zak Morioka
15
-275
1
0
0
0
0
$14,600
37
Raul Boesel
14
-276
1
0
0
0
0
$213,000
38
Steve Knapp
11
-279
1
0
0
0
0
$167,000
39
Bobby Regester
10
-280
1
0
0
0
0
$10,800
40
John Hollansworth Jr.
9
-281
1
0
0
0
0
$27,800
41
Jon Herb
8
-282
1
0
0
0
0
$27,800
42
Johnny Unser
8
-282
1
0
0
0
0
$161,000
43
Stan Wattles
7
-283
1
0
0
0
0
$159,000
44
Roberto Guerrero
7
-283
1
0
0
0
0
$12,950
45
Dr. Jack Miller
6
-284
1
0
0
0
0
$10,000
46
Billy Roe
5
-285
1
0
0
0
0
$10,200
47
Richie Hearn
3
-287
1
0
0
0
0
$155,000
48
Andy Hillenburg
2
-288
1
0
0
0
0
$154,250
49
Lyn St. James
1
-289
1
0
0
0
0
$152,000