Dave Lewis (racing driver)

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Dave Lewis (racing driver) in 1916 at the Astor Cup in Sheepheads Bay

Dave Lewis (11 May 1881 Syracuse, New York – 13 May 1928 La Jolla Lodge, California) was an American racecar driver. He competed in the Indianapolis 500 four times, with a best finish of second in 1925. His appearance in the 1925 race with a Miller car was the first time that a front-wheel drive car had competed in the Indy 500.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lewis was the brother-in-law of Harry Miller. Lewis committed suicide with a shotgun after a brush fire on his ranch got out of control.[2]

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]


  1. ^ Reed, Terry (2005). Indy: The Race And Ritual Of The Indianapolis 500. United States: Potomac Publishing. p. 258. ISBN 1574889079. 
  2. ^ "Dave Lewis Game Driver". Milwaukee Journal. May 23, 1928. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 

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