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10 February 1919
30 June 1974 (55)
Danny Kladis (10 February 1917)
Theo Fitzau (10 February 1923)

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6th (1960 Indianapolis 500)
7th (1960 Indianapolis 500)
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1 (0.1 points per race avg)
2 (22.2%)
1952 Indianapolis 500
1960 Indianapolis 500

about Eddie Johnson

Eddie Johnson (February 10, 1919 – June 30, 1974) was an American racecar driver.

Born in Richmond, Virginia, Johnson died in a plane crash near Cleveland, Ohio. The National Transportation Safety Board ruled the probable cause was pilot error, specifically attempting to fly visually in unsuitable weather and structurally overloading the airplane. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1950–1952 and 1955–1966 seasons with 33 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in all of those years but the first two. He finished in the top ten 9 times, with his best finish in 3rd position, in 1959 at Trenton. Late in his career, Johnson frequently came to Indianapolis without an assigned car only to be signed on to a team which needed a driver to put a struggling car in the race. In 1965, Johnson became the last person on the track in the Indianapolis 500 mile race with a naturally aspirated Offenhauser in a roadster. Johnson was flagged to finish in 10th place. Johnson was a high school acquaintance of 1950 Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Parsons.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor

pole positions

# event constructor

teams & teammates

season teammate
1953 Rodger Ward
Jim Rathmann
Johnny Thomson
Duane Carter
Chuck Stevenson
Paul Russo
Jimmy Daywalt
Johnnie Parsons
Sam Hanks
Andy Linden
Marshall Teague
Fred Agabashian
Duke Dinsmore
Jimmy Davies
Walt Faulkner
Cal Niday
Art Cross
Bill Vukovich
Jack McGrath
Jerry Hoyt
Travis Webb
Duke Nalon
Carl Scarborough
Bill Holland
Bob Scott
Jackie Holmes
Johnny Mantz
Kurtis Kraft compare 1953
1954 Rodger Ward
Pawl compare 1954
1955 Shorty Templeman
Trevis compare 1955
1956 Bob Sweikert
Gene Hartley
Billy Garrett
Jimmy Bryan
Johnny Thomson
Kuzma compare 1956
1957 Bob Christie
Don Freeland
Tony Bettenhausen
Eddie Russo
Johnny Boyd
Paul Russo
Jimmy Daywalt
Al Keller
Bill Cheesbourg
Jack Turner
Mike Magill
Jimmy Reece
Johnnie Parsons
Johnnie Tolan
Ed Elisian
Pat O'Connor
Andy Linden
Marshall Teague
Don Edmunds
Fred Agabashian
Elmer George
Kurtis Kraft compare 1957
1958 Paul Goldsmith
Johnny Thomson
Bob Veith
Bob Christie
Shorty Templeman
Johnny Boyd
Len Sutton
Paul Russo
Al Keller
Bill Cheesbourg
Mike Magill
Johnnie Parsons
Billy Garrett
Pat O'Connor
Jerry Unser
Kurtis Kraft compare 1958
1959 Bob Christie
Red Amick
Duane Carter
Bobby Grim
Don Freeland
Jim McWithey
Paul Russo
Jimmy Daywalt
Chuck Arnold
Chuck Weyant
Jud Larson
Rodger Ward
Kurtis Kraft compare 1959
1960 Bud Tingelstad
Trevis compare 1960

news

A story in The Times on Monday evening said Johnson is keen to help the two planned Silverstone races take place, and has kickstarted the process. A source has confirmed that the subject was discussed in a cabinet meeting last week.<br>In essence the justification is to support the British motorsport industry, with F1 having made clear to its government contacts the importance of holding the ...

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