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Bob Sweikert
Birth: May 20, 1926
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1956
Salem (Washington County)
Washington County
Indiana, USA

Race Car Driver. Sweikert was a 5-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500, winning the classic in 1955, an event marred by the death of Bill Vukovich, Sr., who was killed in a crash while leading and attempting to lap cars at the rear of the field. Sweikert was also the AAA 1955 "big car" racing champion and finished 6th in the 1956 Indianapolis 500. He is considered one of several victims of the "Sports Illustrated Jinx." After appearing on the cover of the 5/28/56 issue, he was killed soon thereafter during a sprint car race at the Salem, Indiana, Speedway. 
 
Burial:
Lone Tree Cemetery
Hayward
Alameda County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1475
Bob Sweikert
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Bob Sweikert
Added by: Judith
 
Bob Sweikert
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
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Celebrating the memory of your last race at Indy in 1956. Car #1, built by my great uncle, Dan Quella.
- Judith
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014

- florida boy 64
 Added: May. 21, 2014

- Janis Coleman
 Added: May. 20, 2014
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