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Jimmy Bryan
Birth: Jan. 28, 1926
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1960
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Professional Auto Racer. A member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he was inducted in 2001, 41 years after his fatal crash at the Langhorne Speedway in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. He earned his nickname "Cowboy" while busting broncos before ha began his racing career. He could, and did, drive almost anything with wheels, winning three AAA-USAC national titles, the Indianapolis 500 in 1958, and was one of the best dirt track drivers ever. He captured his first national championship in 1954 and then won seven dirt races in a row in 1955, but lost the crown. Cowboy then won the championship again in 1956 and 1957. At Indy, he had a dramatic second place finish with a car that was not handling well. He finished third in 1957 and won the checkered flag in 1958. From 1954 through 1958 he amassed more points than anyone ever had in a five year period driving championship cars. During that time, in 1956, he also won the Monza Race of Two Worlds in Italy. In 1960, at the age of 33, he died in a first-lap crash at Langhorne, where he had posted two of his most notable victories. (bio by: Tom Todd) 
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Section 50 Block 4 Lot 1 Space 10
GPS (lat/lon): 33.45694, -112.10878
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Jimmy I left a remembrance note for you in 2009 but I want to leave another because you were so special to me as a kid growing up. You were my favorite big car driver and I really like those pictures of you with that cigar in your mouth. I'll NEVER forge...(Read more)
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