Jim Hurtubise

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Birthday
5, 1932
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 6, 1989 (56)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
5, 1932
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 6, 1989 (56)

About

Fan favorite who raced in the Indianapolis 500 ten times. He became a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1993.

Before Fame

He began his career in the USAC Championship Car series in 1959.

Trivia

He was the 1960 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.

Family Life

He was born in North Tonawanda, New York, and died in Port Arthur, Texas.

Associated With

His best Indy 500 finish came in 1962, when he finished 13th in a race best known for Parnelli Jones breaking the 150 mph barrier in a practice run.