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Jim Malloy (May 23, 1935 - May 18, 1972), was an American racecar driver.

Born in Columbus, Nebraska, Malloy died as a result of injuries sustained in practice for the 1972 Indianapolis 500. During the practice session, he was attempting to break the 200 mph (320 km/h) speed barrier (which other Indy drivers were trying to do at the time) when his car mysteriously cut sharply to the right and crashed head-on into the outside retaining wall at about 186 mph (299 km/h). He died a short time after being pulled from his destroyed car.

He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1967-1972 seasons, with 61 career starts, including the 1968-1971 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 23 times, with his best finish in 2nd position in 1969 at Milwaukee.

He also attempted to race in the 1966 Daytona 500 but only managed a 21st place finish in his qualifying race and failed to make the field.

Jim also drove a 1958 Edsel Pacer at Colorado National Speedway in 1968. Colorado Racing Memories 2005-2008. Colorado Racing Memories website closed February 2008.

Jim Malloy and the 1958 Edsel can also be seen at - Edsel.com - http://www.edsel.com/pages/custom.htm

Indy 500 results

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1968 Vollstedt Ford 14th 22nd
1969 Vollstedt Ford 13th 11th
1970 Gerhardt Offy 9th 33rd
1971 Eagle Offy 10th 4th
1972 Eagle Offy Practice Crash

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