Robbie Buhl

Robbie Buhl

2/9/1963

A former IndyCar Series competitor, he won the 1992 Indy Lights championship. He started his own team, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, in 2000 and is a founder and key supporter of "Racing for Kids", a charitable foundation established to assist chronically ill children.

Robbie Buhl was born in Detroit and is a former IndyCar Series competitor. Robbie started racing his brothers as soon as he was big enough. But it was a day out at Indianapolis with his father that clinched his fate. Buhl started his career by teaching at a racing school and helping out at tracks.

He won the 1992 Indy Lights championship and caught the eye of John Menard in 1996, running as team mate to Tony Stewart for two seasons. Buhl had succeeded the late Scott Brayton, and later married his widow.

He scored his first win in what was once the closest finish in series history when he beat ex-MasterCard Lola F1 driver Vincenzo Sospiri by 0.064 of a second at the New Hampshire International Speedway.

He started his own team, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, in 2000 and stunned the establishment with a win from 22nd on the grid the season opener at Walt Disney World Speedway. Mild to moderate success followed the next few seasons and he retired as a driver prior to the 2004 Indianapolis 500.

Robbie is a Founder and key Supporter of "Racing for Kids", a charitable foundation established to assist chronically ill children. Robbie makes a point of visiting sick children at hospitals on each stop of the circuit, bringing a bit of cheer to their lives in the process. He is also the co-owner of IndyCar series team Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.

Buhl earned more than $4 million as an Indy Car racer and has raised another $3 million for cancer research. He has personally visited nearly 13,000 sick children in hospitals.

Respected by his fellow drivers as a solid, competitive and consistent racer, he served as their representative to the Championship Drivers Association (CDA) working with Dr. Hank Bock and the IRL toward enhancing safety measures for the drivers.

Leave a comment

Comments