Bobby Johns

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Bobby Johns
Born (1932-05-22)May 22, 1932
Miami, Florida
Died March 7, 2016(2016-03-07) (aged 83)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
141 races run over 14 years
Best finish 3rd (1960)
First race 1956 race (Columbia)
Last race 1969 American 500 (Rockingham)
First win 1960 Atlanta (Atlanta)
Last win 1962 Volunteer 500 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 36 2

Robert James "Bobby" Johns (May 22, 1932 – March 7, 2016) was American race car driver.

Johns raced in the NASCAR series in the 1956–1969 seasons, with 141 career starts. He had two wins among his 36 top ten finishes and finished the 1960 season 3rd in the points. He also attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 seven times and succeeded in both 1965 and 1969, where he finished 7th and 10th, respectively.

Johns was able to race in NASCAR regardless of being conscripted into the United States Army.

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1964 Yunick Offy Qualifying Crash
1965 Lotus Ford 22nd 7th
1966 BRP Ford Failed to Qualify
1967 BRP Ford Practice Crash
1968 Vollstedt Ford Practice Crash
1969 Shrike Offy 32nd 10th
1971 Brabham Offy Failed to Qualify