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Bob McDonogh

Bob McDonough, 1923. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1923, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2012.

Bob McDonough, 1923. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1923, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2012.

Born:

05 Feb 1899
Fresno, California

Died:

10 Dec 1945
Columbus, Ohio

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

7 (1924-1932)

Mechanic for an aeroplane company and a stunt pilot, Bob died of a heart-attack. McDonogh was one of the AAA's most regular competitors in the 1920's, with the outstanding highlight being his 1925 season, with two race wins; Culver City's board oval in April 1925, and then a race win at Altoona's board oval, both in his Miller, in September 1925. Bob finished fourth in the standings that year, then also came fifth in the championship in 1928. McDonogh started over 40 races, took the aforementioned two wins, three second places and three third places, qualifying quickest four times. McDonogh originally got his racing chance through working as a relief driver.

Biography last updated 27 Aug 2017