Art Cross  United States

  • Full name Arthur Francis Cross
  • Birth date January 24, 1918
  • Birthplace Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of death April 15, 2005 (87 years 81 days)
  • Place of death LaPorte, Indiana, United States
  • Teams Kurtis Kraft
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1952 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 20 0 0 2 18
1953 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 12 0 0 6 10
1954 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 27 0 0 0 -
1955 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
Total 4 4 0 1 3 2 0 0 12 0 0 8
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1952 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1955 Race results
Profile

Art Cross competed in four Indianapolis Grand Prix between 1952 and 1955; his best result was second in the 1953 event. He had shown his ability in midget racing before World War II, and after receiving a Purple Heart for his bravery fighting for the US forces, he returned to motorsport and by 1952 won Rookie of the Year for his fifth place finish at the Indy 500. He also led in the 1954 and 1955 races but retired soon after. He worked on his farm on Indiana and in the construction business until his death in 2005.

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