Jim Hurtubise

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05 Dec 1932
North Tonawanda, New York


06 Jan 1989
Port Arthur, Texas


United States

Grands Prix:

1 (1960)

Indy 500s:

10 (1960-1981)

Retired from racing in 1980 and moved to Texas where he operated a hunting lodge. Died of a heart attack. A popular driver, Jim started racing in supermodified stock cars before, during and after a spell serving in the US Coast Guard. Hurtubise was best in sprint and dirt cars though, achieving numerous wins. Herk, as Jim was popularly known as, survived a horrific 1964 crash where he received grevious burns, to return to and then continue in racing until the late 1970's. Hurtubise also won a NASCAR race to show his versatility.

Biography last updated 30 Aug 2015