Randy Lanier

Randy Lanier, 1986. Copyright Elsie Lanier and Cathy Lasorsa of www.releaserandylanier.com. Used with permission.

Randy Lanier, 1986. Copyright Elsie Lanier and Cathy Lasorsa of www.releaserandylanier.com. Used with permission.

Born:

22 Sep 1954
Lynchburg, Virginia

Randy Lanier. Copyright Elsie Lanier and Cathy Lasorsa of www.releaserandylanier.com. Used with permission.

Randy Lanier. Copyright Elsie Lanier and Cathy Lasorsa of www.releaserandylanier.com. Used with permission.

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

1 (1986)

Convicted of importing and distributing drugs, he fled the US, but was captured 8 months later in Puerto Rico. Now serving life, without parole, in a high-security penitentiary in Coleman, near Orlando, in Florida, although there is now a campaign and petition underway to release him. His lifelong sentence came about due to a broken promise made to the FBI to reveal information. As well as working on the petition and liasing with his supporters, he spends any free time he has on exercising, as he practises and teaches yoga, as well as painting and playing chess, as well as answering any letters he receives from race-fans. Born in Virginia, the family moved to Florida when Randy was a teenager.

Biography last updated 12 Jul 2011