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Bob Cleberg

Bob Cleberg, 1957. Copyright Larry Sullivan, 1957; used with permission of Jeff Adams, 2017.

Bob Cleberg, 1957. Copyright Larry Sullivan, 1957; used with permission of Jeff Adams, 2017.

Bob Cleberg, 5th May 2017. Copyright Micky Meyer, 2017. Used with Permission.

Bob Cleberg, 5th May 2017. Copyright Micky Meyer, 2017. Used with Permission.

Born:

28 May 1929
Tucson, Arizona

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

0 (1960)

Indy 500s:

0 (1960-1961)

Raced until the 1970's. Still alive and well, now living in a care home in Wisconsin to keep close to his remaining family after his wife died recently. Keeps in touch with the sport still and was Grand Marshal at the Western World Championship Sprint car decider in 2008. Cleberg ran, for many years, his trucking company in Tucson, which included a government contract to transport building materials, components and construction units across Arizona. Cleberg was a dirt oval specialist who had some decent USAC results, even taking pole position at Phoenix at the Bobby Ball Memorial race in 1960, ahead of the likes of Foyt, Weiler and Ruby. Cleberg also competed in sprint and midget cars.

Biography last updated 30 Sep 2017