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Floyd Roberts


Floyd Roberts (February 12, 1904 - May 30, 1939) is a former Championship Car racing driver from Jamestown, North Dakota. He won the Indianapolis 500 in 1938 with a record speed of 117.2 mph. He led for 92 laps. The following year, 1939, driving the same car, he was killed in a crash on the backstretch. Roberts was the first former winner and defending champion of the race to have been killed while competing.

Indy 500 results

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1935 Miller Miller 3rd 4th
1936 Stevens Offy 15th 19th
1935 Miller Miller 17th 13th
1938 Wetteroth Miller 1st 1st
1939 Wetteroth Offy 23rd 23rd


Indianapolis 500 Winners
Four-time winners

A. J. FoytAl Unser, Sr.Rick Mears

Three-time winners

MeyerShawRoseRutherfordB. Unser

Two-time winners

MiltonVukovichWardJohncockFittipaldiLuyendykUnser, Jr.Castroneves

One win

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