Joe Nikrent

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Joe Nikrent in 1911

Joseph August Nikrent (4 August 1879 Detroit, Michigan – 25 July 1958 Los Angeles, California) was an American racecar driver. He competed in four AAA Championship Car races from 1909 to 1913, winning the 1909 point-to-point race between Phoenix, Arizona and Los Angeles behind the wheel of a Buick. He drove in the 1913 Indianapolis 500 behind the wheel of a Case but burned a bearing on the 67th lap and failed to finish. He returned to Indy in 1915 but failed to qualify.[1] He later made land speed record attempts.[2]

Indy 500 results[edit]


  1. ^ Joe Nikrent, Champ Car Stats, Retrieved 2010-06-14
  2. ^ Jenkins, Richard. Joe Nikrent, Old Racing Cars, Retrieved 2010-06-14