Harris Insinger

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Alfred Harris Insinger, Jr. (1 July 1909 Blue Bell, Pennsylvania – 8 September 1935 Oakland, California) was an American racecar driver. He was killed in a racing accident.


He was born on July 1, 1909 in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania to Alfred Harris Insinger, Sr. (1877-1918) and Catherine L. Meehan. He was killed in a racing accident on September 8, 1935 at Oakland Speedway in Oakland, California.[1] Insinger is the only driver to compete in the Indy 500 whose last name begins with the letter I.

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  1. ^ "Harris Insinger Dies In Crash At Oakland. Philadelphia Dare-devil Crushed as Car Tangles With Mount Piloted by Al Gordon in North". Los Angeles Times. Sep 9, 1935. Retrieved 2012-10-09. Harris Insinger, Los Angeles and Germantown (Pa.) driver, was fatally injured in the inaugural event of the racing season at Oakland Speedway today when his car locked wheels with that of Al Gordon and somersaulted several times. 

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