|Born||January 29, 1929|
|Died||July 10, 1955(aged 26)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1950–1951, 1953–1955|
|Teams||Kurtis Kraft, Stevens, Ewing|
|Races||5 (4 starts)|
|First race||1950 Indianapolis 500|
|Last race||1955 Indianapolis 500|
Jerry Hoyt (January 29, 1929 – July 10, 1955) was American racing driver from Chicago, mainly competing in the National Championship. He died in 1955 after crashing in a Sprint car race at Oklahoma City.
Indy 500 results
- Although Hoyt started the 1955 race from the pole position, his qualifying speed ranked tenth behind fastest qualifier Jack McGrath. This is the lowest speed rank for a pole sitter in the Indianapolis modern era.
World Championship career summary
The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Jerry Hoyt participated in 4 World Championship races, starting on the pole once but scoring no World Championship points.
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