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Robert James Johns (May 22, 1932 – March 7, 2016) was an American race car driver.

Bobby Johns
Born(1932-05-22)May 22, 1932
Miami, Florida
DiedMarch 7, 2016(2016-03-07) (aged 83)
Miami, Florida
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
141 races run over 14 years
Best finish3rd (1960)
First race1956 race (Columbia)
Last race1969 American 500 (Rockingham)
First win1960 Atlanta (Atlanta)
Last win1962 Volunteer 500 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 36 2

Johns raced in the NASCAR series in the 1956–1969 seasons, with 141 career starts. He had two wins among his 36 top ten finishes and finished the 1960 season 3rd in the points. He also attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 seven times and succeeded in both 1965 and 1969, where he finished 7th and 10th, respectively.

Johns was able to race in NASCAR regardless of being conscripted into the United States Army.

Johns died on March 7, 2016 in his Miami, Florida home at age 83.

Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1964 Yunick Offy Qualifying Crash
1965 Lotus Ford 22nd 7th
1966 BRP Ford Failed to Qualify
1967 BRP Ford Practice Crash
1968 Vollstedt Ford Practice Crash
1969 Shrike Offy 32nd 10th
1971 Brabham Offy Failed to Qualify

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