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Robert Carey
Birth: Sep. 4, 1904
Anderson
Madison County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1933
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Auto Race Car Driver. As an Indianapolis 500 rookie in 1932, he started fourteenth in the field, gained the lead and held it for 36 laps before spinning in some oil and hitting the wall twice. After spending at least 10 minutes in the pits to remove a damaged wheel and replace a broken spring clip, Carey returned to the race and "driving like a man possessed" came back to finish fourth. "That spin through the oil was the second wildest ride I ever took in a race car," said Lawson "Useless" Harris, Carey's riding mechanic. When asked what the wildest ride had been, Harris replied, "The last 100 laps, when Bob tried to come back and win it." Sadley Carey would never return to compete in the 500 because he lost his life in an accident at the Legion Ascot Speedway in Los Angeles the next spring. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Anderson
Madison County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Mar 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8477405
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Robert Carey
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 Added: Dec. 7, 2013
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
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