Buddy Lazier's Indianapolis 500 car renamed to honor Oklahoma victims of last week's tornado

INDIANAPOLIS - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Buddy Lazier's car in Sunday's Indianapolis 500 has been officially re-named to honor the victims of last week's deadly Oklahoma tornado.

Lazier Partners Racing Inc. says the No. 91 was renamed the Spirit of Oklahoma, paying tribute to those affected by the tornado that killed 24 and injured many more.

Team co-owner Bob Lazier says the move was intended to honor the "unyielding human spirit" displayed in Oklahoma this past week.

The team also urged people to donate to the Red Cross. Lazier won the 1996 Indianapolis 500.

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