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Eddie Russo (November 19, 1925 – October 14, 2012[1]) was an American racecar driver.

Eddie Russo
Born(1925-11-19)November 19, 1925
DiedOctober 14, 2012(2012-10-14) (aged 86)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years19541960
TeamsKuzma, Pawl, Epperly, Kurtis Kraft
Entries7 (4 starts)
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1954 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1960 Indianapolis 500

Russo won the midget car racing track championship Raceway Park in Chicago in 1950. Russo competed in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series in the 1952-1957 and 1960 seasons, with 21 career starts, including 3 times in the Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 5 times, with his best finish in 1955 at Langhorne.

His father, Joe, and his uncle, Paul, also entered the Indianapolis 500.[2]

Indy 500 resultsEdit

* shared drive with Ed Elisian

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. Eddie Russo participated in 4 World Championship races but scored no World Championship points.


  1. ^ Three-time Indianapolis 500 racer Eddie Russo dies at 86
  2. ^ Reed, Terry Indy:the race and ritual of the Indianapolis 500, p 134