Jeff Bucknum

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Jeff Bucknum
Born (1966-07-12) July 12, 1966 (age 52)
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.

Glendale, California City in California, United States

Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Its estimated 2014 population was 200,167, making it the third-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 23rd-largest city in California. It is located about 8 mi (13 km) north of downtown Los Angeles.

Formula One is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group. The FIA Formula One World Championship has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The word "formula" in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants' cars must conform. A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, which take place worldwide on purpose-built circuits and on public roads.

Ronnie Bucknum racecar driver

Ronnie Bucknum was an American racecar driver, born in Alhambra, California.


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.

The IndyCar Series, currently known as the NTT IndyCar Series under sponsorship, is the premier level of open-wheel racing in North America. Its parent company began in 1996 as the Indy Racing League (IRL), which was created by then Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George as a competitor to CART. In 2008, the IndyCar Series merged with the Champ Car World Series. The series is self-sanctioned by IndyCar.

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American Le Mans Series auto racing championship in the United States

The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) was a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada. It consisted of a series of endurance and sprint races, and was created in the spirit of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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