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 48,323 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Bob Sweikert is the 647th most popular racing driver (down from 610th in 2019), the 10,368th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,359th in 2019) and the 56th most popular American Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Bob Sweikert ranks 647 out of 888Before him are Gregor Foitek, Tony Crook, Tim Parnell, Mauri Rose, Anthony Davidson, and Robert O'Brien. After him are Shinji Nakano, Peter Ashdown, Timmy Mayer, Antônio Pizzonia, Jean-Christophe Boullion, and Tiff Needell.

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Among people born in 1926, Bob Sweikert ranks 406Before him are Beverly Garland, Audrey Williamson, Lionel Jeffries, Thomas Starzl, Valentin Kuzin, and J. P. Donleavy. After him are Bob Richards, June Haver, Hazel Court, Ray Price, Yash Pal, and Alex Groza. Among people deceased in 1956, Bob Sweikert ranks 160Before him are René Fernández, Fanny Durack, Frederick G. Donnan, Charley Grapewin, Walt Faulkner, and Fred Allen. After him are Malik Ghulam Muhammad, Holmes Herbert, Elsie Janis, Ralph Morgan, Truxtun Hare, and Tom Whittaker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Sweikert ranks 10,368 out of 15,968Before him are Derek Fisher (1974), George Lopez (1961), Sheri Moon Zombie (1970), Jeffrey A. Hoffman (1944), Scott Cawthon (1971), and Linda Emond (1959). After him are Aaron Hernandez (1989), Samuel Huntington (1731), Bret Michaels (1963), Walter Donaldson (1893), Wayne C. Booth (1921), and James Rumbaugh (1947).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Bob Sweikert ranks 56Before him are Tony Bettenhausen (1916), Skip Barber (1936), Sam Hanks (1914), Peter Ryan (1940), Mauri Rose (1906), and Robert O'Brien (1908). After him are Timmy Mayer (1938), Gus Hutchison (1937), Fred Wacker (1918), Don Edmunds (1930), Danny Sullivan (1950), and Rodger Ward (1921).