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Bob Veith, F1 driver


1 November 1926
29 March 2006 (79)
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7th (1956 Indianapolis 500)
4th (1958 Indianapolis 500)
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about Bob Veith

Bob Veith (November 1, 1926 in Tulare, California – March 29, 2006 in Santa Rosa, California) was an American racecar driver.

Veith drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing from 1955 to 1968 with 63 starts. He finished in the top ten 37 times, with a best finish of 2nd twice, both in 1958.

Veith suffered bruises and abrasions in a practice crash at Daytona International Speedway on March 29, 1959. He was saved by the roll bar when sliding upside down. The accident was caused by the starter shaft, which had been left in the car.

Veith qualified for his first Indianapolis 500 in 1956, finishing 7th that year to win the Rookie of the Year award. After another top 10 finish the next year, he qualified 4th in 1958 but was knocked out of the race in a first lap accident that killed Pat O'Connor. He competed in the 500 eight more times, with his last start coming in 1968.

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