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Lloyd Ruby

Driver

Lloyd Ruby was a racecar driver.

Ruby raced in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1958-1977 seasons, with 177 career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 from 1960-1977. He achieved 88 top-ten finishes, and seven victories. His best finish at Indy was third, in 1964. In 1966, he led the Indy 500 for 68 laps.

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Lloyd Ruby was a racecar driver.

Ruby raced in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1958-1977 seasons, with 177 career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 from 1960-1977. He achieved 88 top-ten finishes, and seven victories. His best finish at Indy was third, in 1964. In 1966, he led the Indy 500 for 68 laps.

Ruby also had two endurance racing victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1965-1966), both times partnering with Ken Miles. Ruby and Miles teamed up to win the 1966 12 Hours of Sebring and the 1966 World Sportscar Championship. Ruby was scheduled to drive in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, however he was forced to withdraw due to spinal injuries suffered in a plane crash. A year later, he teamed with Denny Hulme in a Ford GT 40 Mk IV for the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ruby played a key role in Ford Motor Company's GT40 program in the mid-1960s. He also raced in the 1961 United States Grand Prix.

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