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Lee Kunzman (born November 29, 1944, Guttenberg, Iowa), is a former driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1969, 1972–1973 and 1975-1980 seasons, with 48 combined career starts, including the 1971-1972, 1977 and 1979 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 21 times, with his best finish in 2nd position in 1979 at Atlanta.

Lee Kunzman
NationalityUnited States American
BornNovember 29, 1944 (1944-11-29)
Guttenberg, Iowa

Early in his career, he was the 1967 IMCA sprint car Rookie of the Year. Injuries limited his driving in 1970-71 and 1973-74. After completing his driving career, he became the general manager for Hemelgarn Racing and was part of the winning Indy 500 team with Buddy Lazier in 1996.

Career awardEdit

Kunzman was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2006.[1]

Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1970 Morris Ford Failed to Qualify
1972 Gerhardt Offy 30th 17th
1973 Eagle Offy 25th 7th
1975 Eagle Offy Failed to Qualify
1976 Eagle Offy Failed to Qualify
1977 Eagle Offy 24th 7th
1978 Sugai Fox Offy Failed to Qualify
1979 Parnelli Cosworth 11th 30th
1982 Penske Cosworth Failed to Qualify


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