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Jim McElreath

Jim McElreath. Copyright Ron Nelson, owner of www.classicvintagemotorsports.com, 2012. Used with Permission.

Jim McElreath. Copyright Ron Nelson, owner of www.classicvintagemotorsports.com, 2012. Used with Permission.

Jim McElreath. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2011. Used with Permission.

Jim McElreath. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2011. Used with Permission.

Born:

18 Feb 1928
Arlington, Texas

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

15 (1962-1982)

Now retired, having lost a son and daughter in tragic circumstances and caring for his seriously illwife. Jim, himself, has also had to battle leukemia in the last few years, which appears to be in remission. Despite all this, he keeps close links with the sport and even drove in the 2003 'Heroes of Indy' race - despite being 75 years of age!

Biography last updated 23 Feb 2013