Jim McElreath

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Birthday
18, 1928
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 18, 2017 (89)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1928
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 18, 2017 (89)

About

USAC and CART Championship Car series racer who was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2002. 

Before Fame

He began racing when he was 17-years old, and spent 15 years racing as an amateur while working as a bricklayer. 

Trivia

He raced in the Indianapolis 500 15 times, and was the rookie of the year for the 1962 race.

Family Life

His son James McElreath Jr was also a competitive racer. 

Associated With

He won the inaugural California 500 riding a car from the team of A.J. Foyt