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Don Davis

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Born:

18 Dec 1933
Tucson, Arizona

Died:

08 Aug 1962
Dayton, Ohio

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

2 (1961-1962)

Died in hospital after a USAC sprint car crash, after the chequered flag had been flown, suffering grevious head injuries when his car rolled over at the next turn after the finish line. A supermodified and sprint car ace, who also had some good results at Indianapolis, Davis started his career in his home State racing jalopies and supermodified racing before making a name in CRA racing. Davis raced before and after service with the United States Army in Korea during the Korean War and then established himself in sprint cars.

Biography last updated 27 Jan 2017