Bob Sweikert

1926 - 1956

Bob Sweikert

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 40,335 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 608th most popular racing driver.

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Among racing drivers, Bob Sweikert ranks 610 out of 782Before him are Pat Flaherty, Jean-Denis Délétraz, Gerry Ashmore, Jari-Matti Latvala, Peter Ashdown, and Gary Brabham. After him are Enrico Bertaggia, Bernard de Dryver, Guy Tunmer, Franco Forini, Tiff Needell, and Jaime Alguersuari.

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Among people born in 1926, Bob Sweikert ranks 320Before him are Bryan Forbes, Bob Richards, Ann B. Davis, Tulsi Giri, James Lipton, and Raymond Gosling. After him are June Haver, Hazel Court, Ray Price, Joan Lorring, Alex Groza, and Mona Freeman. Among people deceased in 1956, Bob Sweikert ranks 132Before him are Fanny Durack, Jacques Moeschal, Walther Kossel, Walter de la Mare, Walt Faulkner, and Benjamin Glazer. After him are Fred Allen and Ralph Morgan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Sweikert ranks 8,373 out of 12,171Before him are Clint Howard (1959), Donald Petrie (1954), Rajon Rondo (1986), Jean Muir (1911), Evelyn Brent (1895), and Daniel Cosgrove (1970). After him are Mike Godwin (1956), Arabian Prince (null), Mike Colter (1976), Lindsay Price (1976), Jada Fire (1976), and Lil Jon (1971).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Bob Sweikert ranks 46Before him are George Follmer (1934), Colin Edwards (1974), Bob Bondurant (1933), Timmy Mayer (1938), Troy Ruttman (1930), and Pat Flaherty (null). After him are Danny Sullivan (1950), Scott Speed (1983), Jeff Gordon (1971), Tony Kanaan (1974), Ben Spies (1984), and Danica Patrick (1982).

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