Bob Sweikert  United States

  • Full name Robert Sweikert
  • Birth date May 20, 1926
  • Birthplace Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of death June 17, 1956 (30 years 28 days)
  • Place of death Salem, Indiana, United States
  • Teams Kurtis Kraft, Kuzma
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 0 - 0 0 32 0 0 0 -
1953 Kuzma 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 29 0 0 0 -
1954 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 14 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
1955 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 14 0 0 8 7
1956 Kuzma 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
Total 5 5 1 1 3 1 0 0 9 0 0 8
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1952 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1956 Race results
Profile

Bob Sweikert won the 1955Indianapolis 500 and the 1955 National Championship, as well as the 1955 Midwest Sprint car championship - the only driver in history to sweep all three in a single season. A year later he finished sixth at the Indy 500 but a few weeks later was killed in a crash at a sprint event at Salem Speedway.

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