Lloyd Ruby

Lloyd Ruby ( born January 12, 1928 in Wichita Falls, Texas, † March 23, 2009 ) was an American race car driver.


Lloyd Ruby was in the late 1950s and the 1960s, one of the best drivers in the USAC series in the United States. A victory at the Indy 500 was denied him, however. His best finish was third place in 1964. Victory The closest he came in 1969 when he fell lying far back in the lead by a totally botched last regular pit stop.

His greatest successes came in the sports car. He won the 1965 Daytona Continental ( a 4 -hour race that counted for brand World Cup) and 1966, each with Ken Miles as co-pilot, the 24 Hours of Daytona. In 1966 he also won at the 12 Hours of Sebring. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967, he belonged to the Ford factory team. The race was for Ruby but after 86 rounds, after an accident in which the Ford GT 40 MK IV irreparably damaged to an end. Co-pilot was Denis Hulme.

Ruby started in Formula 1 since the 500 miles of Indianapolis belonged from 1950 to 1960 the world championship of Formula 1, he went on May 30, 1960 his first world championship race. On a Watson- Offenhauser he reached the same lap as the winner Jim Rathmann Rank 7 His second launch took place at the U.S. Grand Prix 1961 in Watkins Glen. This time it was a failure. The Lotus 18- Climax remained in the 76th round with a damage to the magneto lie.

Le Mans results