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Jud Larson

Jud Larson
Born (1923-01-21)January 21, 1923
Grand Prairie, Texas
Died June 11, 1966(1966-06-11) (aged 43)
Reading, Pennsylvania
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19521953, 19571959
Teams Meyer, Kurtis Kraft, Snowberger, Watson
Entries 5 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1952 Indianapolis 500
Last entry 1959 Indianapolis 500

Eugene Wesley (Jud) Larson (January 21, 1923 Grand Prairie, Texas – June 11, 1966 Reading, Pennsylvania) was an American racecar driver.

Larson drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1956-1959 and 1964-1965 seasons with 53 starts, including the 1958 and 1959 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 38 times, with 7 victories.

Larson died as a result of injuries sustained in a sprint car crash that also claimed the life of Red Riegel.

Indianapolis 500 results

Year[1] Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1958 44 19 143.512 11 8 200 0 Running
1959 7 19 142.298 23 29 45 0 Crash T3
Totals 245 0
Starts 2
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 1
Retired 1

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. Jud Larson participated in 2 World Championship races but scored no World Championship points.

Awards

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

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