Bobby Grim

Bobby Grim

Coal City, Owen County, Indiana, USA
Death 14 Jun 1995 (aged 70)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 6376300 · View Source
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Race car driver. Father in law of the late Sheldon Kinser, 1977, 81, 82 USAC National Sprint Car Champion and six time starter of the Indianapolis 500. Grim was the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) Big Car Champion 1955-58, winning 183 races in 11 years. Joined the United States Auto Club (USAC) in 1959, quailifing for his first of nine Indianapolis 500s (1959-64,66-68), starting fifth and finishing 26th, earning Rookie of the Year honors. In 1966 Bobby achieved the distinction of quailifing the last front engine roadster, the #39 Racing Associates Special ever to race in the Indianapolis 500. He finished 31st after being eleminated in the 11 car crash on the opening lap. His only USAC Big Car win came in the 1960 Syracuse 100. He also won 11 USAC midget features. His career ended due to injuries received in a 1969 midget accident.

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  • Originally Created by: Jim Adams
  • Added: 28 Apr 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6376300
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Grim (4 Sep 1924–14 Jun 1995), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6376300, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.