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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.

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.

Born:

22 Sep 1954
Lynchburg, Virginia

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. Until 2014, he was serving a life sentence, without parole, in a high-security penitentiary in Coleman, near Orlando, in Florida. As well as working on the petition to free him, he spent his time in prison by exercising, teaching yoga, painting and playing chess and answering any correspondence from race fans and supporters. In 2014, partly due to a petition, and partly due to changes in the law, Randy was released, and although he is on a supervised and stringent release, is at least, and at last, free, and has taken a job up working for a classic car museum in Florida. Born in Virginia, the family moved to Florida when Randy was a teenager.

Biography last updated 10 Oct 2014