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Bob Sweikert, F1 driver

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American
20 May 1926
17 June 1956 (30)
Aldo Gordini (20 May 1921)
Ralph Firman (20 May 1975)

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1 (20%)
1 (20%)
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1st (1955 Indianapolis 500)
9th (1954 Indianapolis 500)
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5
5
8 (1.6 points per race avg)
2 (40%)
1952 Indianapolis 500
1956 Indianapolis 500
1955 Indianapolis 500

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about Bob Sweikert

Robert Charles 'Bob' Sweikert (May 20, 1926 – June 17, 1956) was an American racing driver, best known as the winner of the 1955 Indianapolis 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.

Sweikert was born in Los Angeles, California. His "Indy 500" win was over-shadowed by the fatal crash of two-time winner Bill Vukovich during the race earlier that day. Sweikert finished sixth at Indianapolis the following May, but then died weeks later, at age 30, in 1956 after crashing a Sprint car at Salem Speedway.


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seasons

1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956,

finishing positions

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wins Bob Sweikert

# event constructor
1 1955 Indianapolis 500 round 3 Kurtis Kraft

pole positions Bob Sweikert

# event constructor
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