Bob Sweikert

1926 - 1956

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Robert Charles 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Sweikert has received more than 56,556 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Bob Sweikert is the 675th most popular racing driver (down from 647th in 2019), the 11,167th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,346th in 2019) and the 56th most popular Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Bob Sweikert ranks 675 out of 888Before him are Jeff Gordon, David Hobbs, Gil de Ferran, Bernard de Dryver, Michael Park, and Tony Crook. After him are Antônio Pizzonia, Esteban Gutiérrez, Peter Broeker, Jean-Éric Vergne, André Lotterer, and Mattias Ekström.

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Among people born in 1926, Bob Sweikert ranks 460Before him are Jimmy Bryan, Karl Gordon Henize, Beverly Garland, Valentin Kuzin, H. R. F. Keating, and Cathy Downs. After him are Peter Broeker, Ray Price, Ann B. Davis, Géza Kádas, Tulsi Giri, and Hazel Court. Among people deceased in 1956, Bob Sweikert ranks 197Before him are Georg Brustad, René Bougnol, Christian Gitsham, Sam Langford, Fanny Durack, and Holmes Herbert. After him are Paul Kelly, Malik Ghulam Muhammad, John Geiger, Walt Faulkner, Fred Allen, and Fernand Jourdant.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Sweikert ranks 11,167 out of 18,182Before him are Samuel Chase (1741), Ken Henry (1929), Hope Sandoval (1966), Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746), Mathew Knowles (1952), and Sean Hayes (1970). After him are Marjorie Main (1890), Nicki Hunter (1979), Hailey Baldwin (1996), Chris Bauer (1966), Victoria Pedretti (1995), and Lillian Randolph (1914).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Bob Sweikert ranks 56Before him are Johnny Thomson (1922), Jimmy Bryan (1926), Hap Sharp (1928), Robert O'Brien (1908), Jimmie Johnson (1975), and Jeff Gordon (1971). After him are Timmy Mayer (1938), Walt Faulkner (1918), Mike Fisher (1943), Troy Ruttman (1930), Mauri Rose (1906), and Jack McGrath (1919).