Peter Kreis

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A. J. "Peter" Kreis (January 19, 1900 Knoxville, Tennessee – May 25, 1934 Indianapolis, Indiana) was an American racecar driver. He and riding mechanic Robert Hahn were killed in a turn one accident while practicing for the 1934 Indianapolis 500. As he was entering the turn, a car in front of him spun, followed by Kreis' car spinning, possibly due to trying to avoid a collision. The car went over the outside wall backwards, tumbled, and hit a tree. Both men were dead when the ambulance arrived.[1] Kreis was a wealthy contractor who would take a month off each year to drive in the 500.[1]

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  1. ^ a b The Hammond Times (Hammond, Indiana), "Spying on Sports" by William Ritt. May 29, 1934, Page 8.

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