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Eddie Sachs
Birth: May 28, 1927
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 30, 1964
Indiana, USA

Known as the Clown Prince of Auto Racing. Race car driver. Eight USAC National Championship wins, ten USAC Sprint Car wins. USAC Midwestern Sprint Car Champion, 1958. 8 time starter of the Indianapolis 500. Indianapolis 500 Pole Winner, 1960, 61. Best Indianapolis 500 finish, 2nd 1961. Killed in a firey crash on the 2nd lap of the 1964 Indianapolis 500, which also claimed the life of Dave MacDonald and injured Ronnie Duman and future 3 time 500 winners Johnny Rutherford and Bobby Unser.  (bio by: Jim Adams) 
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  Nance A. McGarrity Sachs-Gerlach (1927 - 2005)

Cause of death: Killed in second lap crash at Indianapolis 500, 1964
Holy Saviour Cemetery
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Oct 19, 1998
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You were truly "The Clown Prince of Auto Racing" and we lost you too early in life. I was there and attended the 1961 Indy 500 where you almost won the race. I really felt bad for you that day. You will always hold a special place in my memory.
- Joseph Newcomb
 Added: Oct. 8, 2017

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- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 30, 2017
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