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Buddy Rusch

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Born:

15 Oct 1911
Danville, Illinois

Died:

13 Jul 1983
MacClenny, Florida

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1946)

Mainly a dirt track racer, based both in Texas and Florida. Occasionally prepared his own cars for races. Rusch, whose real name was Charles, raced both before and after World War Two. Rusch took up the sport in the late 1930's before rejoining racing in 1946; by now he was a member of United States Army and used that as a patriotic promotional tool, but sadly he failed to qualify. Rusch carried on racing until the 1950's, largely in midget cars.

Biography last updated 10 Sep 2017