After three years in 1997-1999 with first generation Indycar chassis (IR-7, IR-8 and IR-9), Dallara introduced a new second generation model chassis for the 2000 season, named the IR-00. Greg Ray, 1999 IRL champion, in the 2000 season continued to drive for Menard in the #1 Conseco/Quaker State/Menards Dallara-Oldsmobile Aurora. Ray scored six poles in the series’ nine races including the Indianapolis 500. Ray would lead 26 of the first 66 laps at Indy 500 before crashing on lap 67 and finishing in 33rd (last) place. Later the season he won Midas 500 Classic at Atlanta Speedway, but in other races he finished in points only once, and was ranked 13th in the final drivers’ standings.
|2000||Indy Racing League|
|Greg Ray||1||Team Menard|