Jeff Bucknum

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Jeff Bucknum
Born (1966-07-12) July 12, 1966 (age 53)
Glendale, California
Related to Ronnie Bucknum (father)
IRL IndyCar Series
Years active2005-2006
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Hemelgarn Racing
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Best finish20th in 2006
Previous series
American Le Mans Series
Star Mazda West
Barber Dodge Pro Series

Jeff Bucknum (born July 12, 1966, in Glendale, California) is an American race car driver. Jeff is the son of Formula One and Championship Car racer Ronnie Bucknum.


He competed in four Indy Racing League IndyCar Series races in 2005, including the Indianapolis 500, with a best finish of 10th at Infineon Raceway. He also drove a car in the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series where he placed 2nd in series points in 2005.

In 2006, Bucknum teamed up with Ron Hemelgarn for his second Indy 500 appearance, in which he had the honor of being the month's first qualifier, but was involved in a second-lap crash and finished 32nd. It was announced on July 12, 2006, that Bucknum would drive for the remainder of the IndyCar season for Foyt Enterprises. [1] He finished 3 of the 6 races that he drove for Foyt in 2006 and finished no better than 13th.

Racing record

SCCA National Championship Runoffs

1998 Mid-Ohio Star Mazda Formula Mazda DSQ1Disqualified

24 Hours of Le Mans results

2003 Flag of the United States.svg Team Bucknum Racing Flag of the United States.svg Bryan Willman
Flag of the United States.svg Chris McMurry
Pilbeam MP91-JPXLMP67527DNFDNF

Complete American Open Wheel Racing results


IRL IndyCar Series

2005 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara IR-05 Honda HI5R V8 HMSPHXSTPMOT
A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet Indy V8 SNM
2006 Hemelgarn Racing Dallara IR-05 Honda HI6R V8 HMSSTPMOT INDY
A. J. Foyt Enterprises NSH

Indy 500

2005 Dallara Honda 2122 D & R
2006 Dallara Honda 2232 Hemelgarn

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  1. Lewandowski, Dave. Bucknum to drive Foyt car for remainder of season Archived 2006-07-14 at the Wayback Machine ,, July 12, 2006