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Emil Andres

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Born:

22 Feb 1911
Tinley Park, Illinois

Died:

20 Jul 1999
South Holland, Illinois

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

0 (1950)

Indy 500s:

10 (1935-1950)

Retained his links with the Indy 500 Oldtimers association right up until his death, being honorary chairman. He became a USAC and Champ Car official and in 1968, moved to Flossmoor where he farmed in his spare time. A qualifier in pre-war Indy's, he died after a fall at his home. Started racing in 1931 in stock cars and soon moved to midgets, but worked as a delivery truck driver to make ends meet. Emil won the 1940 AAA Midwest sprint car title before serving in the US Airforce in World War 2. Despite his brother, Chuck, losing his life in a midget crash in 1946, Emil carried on racing until 1950.

Biography last updated 4 Aug 2015