Mauri Rose  United States

  • Full name Maurice Rose
  • Birth date May 26, 1906
  • Birthplace Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Date of death January 1, 1981 (74 years 220 days)
  • Place of death Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
  • Teams Deidt
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1950 Deidt 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 3 0 0 4 11
1951 Deidt 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 5 0 0 0 -
Total 2 2 0 1 1 3 0 1 3 0 0 4
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1950 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1951 Race results
Profile

Mauri Rose was a leading US driver either side of World War Two who won the prestigious Indy 500 three times (1941, 1947 and 1948). He began racing in 1927 and continued through to 1951 when he retired after his car rolled following a high-speed blowout. Unlike many contemporaries, he held down a full-time job while racing. He worked as an engineer with a number of firms, including General Motors, and helped Chevrolet establish its presence in both hod-rodding and stock-car racing. He also invented a device that made it possible for amputees to drive.
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