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Johnny Krieger

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Born:

18 Oct 1894
Omaha, Nebraska

Died:

11 Jun 1953
Los Angeles, California

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

2 (1930-1932)

Raced mostly in dirt-track races, from 1923 to 1933. Retired after his sister died suddenly and he had to help the family, and move back to Colorado for a while, however Los Angeles was his home from the mid 1920's. Alice, his sister, was found on a harbour district highway with the skull crushed. Initially murder was suspected but it was later confirmed she was hit by an automobile, but it had a crushing affect on the family. Krieger was also a regular driver on board ovals and also on the Pacific Coast racing scene. Before taking up four wheels, Krieger raced on motorcycles for a while after World War One.

Biography last updated 21 Aug 2017