|Born||Robert J. Veith|
November 1, 1924
Tulare, California, U.S.
|Died||March 29, 2006 (aged 81)|
Santa Rosa, California, U.S.
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||Phillips, Kurtis Kraft, Moore, Meskowski|
|First entry||1956 Indianapolis 500|
|Last entry||1960 Indianapolis 500|
Veith suffered bruises and abrasions in a practice crash at Daytona International Speedway on March 29, 1959. He was saved by the roll bar when sliding upside down. The accident was caused by the starter shaft, which had been left in the car.
Veith qualified for his first Indianapolis 500 in 1956, finishing 7th that year to win the Rookie of the Year award. After another top 10 finish the next year, he qualified 4th in 1958 but was knocked out of the race in a first lap accident that killed Pat O'Connor. He competed in the 500 eight more times, with his last start coming in 1968.
Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit
World Championship career summaryEdit
The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Bob Veith participated in 5 World Championship races but scored no World Championship points.