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Eddie Sachs

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American
28 May 1927
30 May 1964 (37)
Eppie Wietzes (28 May 1938)

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1 (1960 Indianapolis Motor Speedway) (25%)
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21st (1960 Indianapolis 500)
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1957 Indianapolis 500
1960 Indianapolis 500

about Eddie Sachs

Edward Julius Sachs, Jr, (May 28, 1927 – May 30, 1964) was a United States Auto Club driver who was known as the "Clown Prince of Auto Racing." He coined the phrase "If you can't win, be spectacular."

Sachs was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His career included eight USAC Championship Trail wins, 25 top-five finishes in 65 career AAA and USAC starts, including the 1958 USAC Midwest Sprint Car Championship. He was an eight time starter of the Indianapolis 500, 1957–64, winning the pole position in 1960 and 1961, with his best finish being second in 1961. Leading the race with only three laps to go, he saw his right rear tire begin to delaminate and pitted, handing victory to A. J. Foyt. Sachs never regretted his decision not to gamble on the tire, saying, "I'd sooner finish second than be dead."


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1957, 1958, 1959, 1960,

finishing positions

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wins

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pole positions

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1 1960 Indianapolis Motor Speedway round 3 Ewing
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