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Published: Sunday, 7/31/2005

Ganassi names Lazier


BROOKLYN, Mich. - After firing Darren Manning a few days earlier, Target Chip Ganassi Racing named IRL veteran Jaques Lazier to drive its No.10 car for the Firestone Indy 400. Lazier, who has made 45 career IndyCar Series starts, finished 16th in this year's Indianapolis 500.

Lazier, who won the race at Chicagoland Speedway in 2001, is the younger brother of 2000 IndyCar Series champion and 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier, who will be driving for Panther Racing in the MIS event.

"I feel like the first 45 races of my career have been the testing ground for this kind of opportunity," Jaques Lazier said. "It's not often that I have been in a situation to be able to share information with teammates and be part of something bigger.

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