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26 August 1925
27 February 1954 (28)

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5th (1951 Indianapolis 500)
17th (1952 Indianapolis 500)
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1951 Indianapolis 500
1952 Indianapolis 500

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about Bobby Ball

Robert K. "Bobby" Ball (August 26, 1925, Phoenix, Arizona – February 27, 1954, Phoenix, Arizona) was an American racecar driver.


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1951, 1952,

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1951 Duke Dinsmore
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1952 Bill Schindler
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