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Johnny Boyd
Birth: Aug. 19, 1926
Fresno County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 2003
Fresno County
California, USA

Race Car Driver. Johnny Boyd was a 12 time starter of the Indianapolis 500 (1955-1966), finishing in the top 10 five times with 3rd being his best finish in 1958. During the 1955 race he was involved in a spectacular accident with Rodger Ward and Al Keller that caused him to barrel roll down the backstretch into the path of his close friend Bill Vukovich, resulting in the death of the two time 500 winner. Despite sliding upside down for several hundred feet and being pinned in his overturned car, Boyd was not injured. The native Californian began his racing career in 1946 driving midgets on the West coast before moving to the AAA (later USAC) Championship and Sprint divisions in 1954. He was the 1951 Bay Area Racing Assocaition Midget Champion, a member of the exclusive Champion Spark Plug 100 Mile an Hour Club and the Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers Club. Johnny Boyd was a great ambassador for the sport of auto racing and will be missed. (Bio by Jim Adams) (bio by: Jim Adams) 
Clovis Cemetery
Fresno County
California, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jim Adams
Record added: Nov 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8056318
Johnny Boyd
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Johnny Boyd
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Johnny Boyd
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Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Aug. 19, 2017

- Mary Alequin
 Added: Jun. 28, 2017
A true champion. RIP
- Gene Fosheim
 Added: Dec. 14, 2016
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