Race driver Lloyd Ruby dies at 81
March 26, 2009 2:12 PM Subscribe
The best driver never to win the Indy 500.
Despite winning in midgets, stock cars, and both the Sebring and Daytona road races, he will always be best known for the one race he didn't win - despite running in it for eighteen consecutive years. Though he would like to be remembered "just as old me. I enjoyed racing
," if you ask a Gurney, Andretti or Foyt and they'll tell you he's "a soft-spoken Texas lead foot with enormous natural talent." Race driving legend Lloyd Ruby passes away
at age 81 in his hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas.
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