2000 IRL (Various)

2000 Indy Racing Northern Lights Series

Diecast manufacturers are noted with each vehicle.

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#1 Greg Ray // Team Menard // Dallara-Oldsmobile (Johnny Lightning)

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#3 Al Unser Jr. // Galles Racing // G-Force-Oldsmobile (Action)

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#4 Scott Goodyear // Panther Racing // Dallara-Oldsmobile (Johnny Lightning)

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#5 Robby McGehee // Treadway Racing // G-Force-Oldsmobile (Johnny Lightning)

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#8 Scott Sharp // Kelley Racing // Dallara-Oldsmobile (Johnny Lightning)

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#9 Juan Pablo Montoya // Chip Ganassi Racing // G-Force-Oldsmobile (Action)

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#24 Robbie Buhl // Dreyer & Reinbold Racing // G-Force-Oldsmobile (Johnny Lightning)

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#28 Mark Dismore // Kelley Racing // Dallara-Oldsmobile (Johnny Lightning)

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#55 Robby McGehee // Treadway Racing // G-Force-Oldsmobile (Johnny Lightning)

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#91 Buddy Lazier // Hemelgarn Racing // Dallara-Oldsmobile (Johnny Lightning)

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BONUS: 2000 Delphi Indy 200 Event Car (Johnny Lightning)

The first IndyCar race of the new millennium was also the last one held at Walt Disney World Speedway, as the unpopular track (and its unpopular January race date) weren’t brought back in 2001. Between a course that injured a number of drivers, parking and drainage issues, and short entry lists owing to its early race date, the five-year experiment nevertheless had a fairytale ending for Robbie Buhl: in Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s first-ever event, Buhl took his first (and only) IndyCar victory. He now runs the Racing 4 Detroit squad that competes in Red Bull Global Rallycross on a part-time basis.

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