Jun. 23, 1935 Salem Washington County Indiana, USA
Feb. 4, 1987 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana, USA
Race car driver. He grew up near the Salem(IN)Speedway and "got racing in his blood." He participated in both USAC and NASCAR competition. He qualified for the 1962 Indianapolis 500, but was "bumped" from the starting field by a faster qualifier. Jacobi suffered profound head injuries in an accident at the Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 1983 and never recovered. He remained in a comatose state for nearly 4 years. One of Salem's "favorite sons," many of his racing memorabilia are kept at the Stevens Museum in Salem (812)883-6495. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)
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Looking back on NASCAR history and Daytona...never saw you race but you were from near my hometown. Going to visit Salem and see what I can find out about you. RIP Bruce -
Sandra Barger Bowman Added: Feb. 18, 2016
I waited before I posted on here to see if anyone remembered the anniversary of your death. Daytona is soon and I will always think of you. The last time I heard your voice you called me from Daytona and begged me to come down. I know you suffered but ...(Read more) -
Cindy Added: Feb. 9, 2016