Bobby Grim

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Bobby Grim
Born (1924-09-04)September 4, 1924
Died June 14, 1995(1995-06-14) (aged 70)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19591960
Teams Christensen, Meskowski
Entries 2
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1959 Indianapolis 500
Last entry 1960 Indianapolis 500

Robert "Bobby" Grim (September 4, 1924 – June 14, 1995) was an American racecar driver.

Born in Coal City, Indiana, Grim died of cancer in Indianapolis, Indiana. He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1958-1969 seasons with 66 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races each year from 1959-1968 except 1965. He finished in the top ten 30 times, with his one victory coming in 1960 at Syracuse. He won the 1959 Indy Rookie of the Year, despite finishing in 26th position. He was also the IMCA sprint car champion from 1955-1958 driving the famed "Black Deuce" Offy of Hector Honore.

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1959 48 5 144.225 6 26 85 0 Piston
1960 14 21 143.158 25 16 194 0 Flagged
1961 16 24 144.029 33 32 26 0 Piston
1962 18 15 146.604 22 19 96 0 Oil Leak
1963 26 20 148.717 19 25 79 0 Oil Leak
1964 16 20 151.038 27 10 196 0 Flagged
1966 39 31 158.367 33 31 0 0 Crash FS
1967 39 12 164.084 14 13 187 0 Crash FS
1968 6 25 162.866 25 10 196 0 Flagged
Totals 1059 0
Starts 9
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 2
Retired 6

World Championship career summary[edit]

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. Bobby Grim participated in 2 World Championship races. He started on the pole 0 times, won 0 races, set 0 fastest laps, and finished on the podium 0 times. He accumulated a total of 0 championship points.

Award[edit]

He was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1992.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
George Amick
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

1959
Succeeded by
Jim Hurtubise