(RIP) Troy Ruttman





Troy worn out after winning


Troy with a trophy








Troy with a baby

Troy with a trophy


Troy at Salem Speedway

Troy at Williams Grove in 1949. He was 19

Troy getting interviewed and a trophy

Troy with JC Agajanian

Troy with Aggie again

Troy with Harry Schell at Reims

Troy and Agajanian

Troy and a stock car

Troy with a new chassis for next year

Troy and daughter Toddy

Troy and Dottie James

Troy at Salem with a BIG trophy

Troy with Aggie

Troy with Aggie and an announcer

Troy and the same scene. Look at the trophy!

Troy with Agggie

Troy in Europe

Troy with Roger Ward, Len Sutton and A J Foyt

Troy with Carroll Shelby, Phil Hill and more in Reims, France 1957

Troy hanging in the pits

Troy with Pat Flaherty, A J Foyt and Chuck Stevenson 1961

Troy with Agajanian watching the mechanic

Troy with Daniel Sexton in Europe 1957

Aggies car getting ready

Troy in the winning car

Troy in the 98Jr

Troy in the 98Jr

Troy in # 55

Troy in a car

Troy in the Mallory Special

Troy in a car

Troy buckled in

Troy ran in the Fast Masters race at IRP in 1993

Troy with his stock car

Troy with a stock car

Troy beside his # 98 stock car

Troy with a roadster and a model in his hands

Troy and some art work

Troy and more art work

Carroll Speedway program

California Gold, the legendary life of Troy

In Memoriam

Troy sets 1, 10 and 230 lap records at Winchester Speedway in Indiana

Troy featured on magazine

Rest in Peace

Gilmore Roars Again

Troy's fan card

Troy and Aggie

Troy in the 98 Jr

Troy winning in 1952

Troy and Aggie

Troy after winning in 1951

Troy in the 98 Jr

Troy and a crewman

Troy in for a pit stop

Troy with Aggie after the 52' win

# 98

# 17 from 1962 after being restored

# 17

Troy in # 52 having a smoke

# 52 in 1957

Troy in # 55 with Pete Clark

The 98 Jr getting pit work

The famous # 98 Jr in a museum

# 53 the John Zink Special

# 52

# 98 getting ready

Troy in the race car

Troy in the Mallory Special

Troy in the Mallory Special

# 26 in 1962

# 98 in 1958

The Agajanian family with the 1952 winning # 98 Jr

# 19 roadster in 1950's

# 50 roadster

# 37 an A J Watson roadster

# 52 in 1961

Troy drove this car that Sam Hanks set a record 182.554 in. Note the Hemi power

# 64

# 55 in 1950

# 98

Troy sitting in his old ride

# 98

Troy on the high banks of Oakland

# 25 at Williams Grove 1954

# 98 Jr at Indy 1952

# 10 at Salem

# 98

# 2 Ferrari

# 98 and Johnny Thompson # 75 at Monza in 1958 running 170 MPH

Troy in # 20 Del Baxter's roadster

Troy in # 20 leading Andy Lindin # 5

Troy in # 7

Troy up on 2 wheels in a midget in 1950's

# 22 stocker

# 14 at Riverside Motor Trend 500 1963

another view

# 98

# 98

# 14

# 77

# 1 at a fair race

# 98

# 98 at the Milwaukee Mile

# 15

Troy won 27 CRA roadster races and championships in 1947 and 1948.

Troy Ruttman (born March 11, 1930 in Mooreland, Oklahoma – May 19, 1997) was an American race car driver. He was the older brother of NASCAR drivers Joe Ruttman, Jerry Ruttman & Jimmie Ruttman

Ruttman won the Indianapolis 500 in 1952, at the age of 22 years and 80 days. As of 2017, he is the youngest winner of the race.

From 1950–1960, the Indianapolis 500 also counted toward the World Drivers' Championship (now synonymous with Formula One), although most of the racers did not compete in the other races in the Championship. Ruttman was the first Indianapolis 500 winner to participate in a Formula One event beyond Indy[2] and his 1952 Indy 500 win earned him the distinction of being the youngest driver to win a round of the World Championship, an honor he held until Fernando Alonso won the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Ruttman entered his family car in a roadster race in San Bernardino, California in 1945 at age 15, and won the race. He won 19 of the 21 events staged there that season. By 1947 he was the California Roadster Association (CRA) roadster champion. He also won his first five midget car races that season. In 1948 he repeated as the CRA roadster champion, United Racing Association Blue Circuit (Offy) championship, and 23 midget car events.

In May 1949 Ruttman left California for the AAA Sprint and Championship car circuits of the Midwest. We won three AAA Sprint Car championships over the next three and a half seasons. He competed in 51 midget races, winning 16 and placing in the top three 28 times.

He was injured from a sprint car crash in August 1952, which sidelined Ruttman for one and a half racing seasons. Ruttman returned in 1954 on a greatly reduced schedule.

He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1949–1952, 1954, 1956–1957 and 1960–1964 seasons with 58 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1949–1952, 1954, 1956–1957, and 1960–1964. He finished in the top ten 26 times, with 5 victories and finished runner-up to Chuck Stevenson for the 1952 National Championship.

Ruttman won the 1956 USAC Short Track Stock Car division title. Ruttman also competed in 7 races in the NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) series from 1962–1964, finishing in the top ten 5 times. His best finish was third at the 1963 race at Riverside International Raceway behind Dan Gurney and A. J. Foyt

The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960, and drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Troy Ruttman participated in nine World Championship races, seven times at Indy plus the 1958 French and German Grands Prix. His 1952 Indianapolis 500 win was his only win and podium finish, and he earned a total of 9.5 championship points.

He was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1993.

Ruttman was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005.

He was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2003.

Ruttman was inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in its first class in 2002

Inducted into the Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame in May 1992.

Ruttman died of lung cancer May 19, 1997 at Lake Havasu City, Arizona just a month before the long planned "Troy Ruttman Day" in his hometown of Mooreland, Oklahoma Troy Ruttman was survived Clara of the home, his first born daughter Toddy Marie, daughter Roxanne, daughter Mary Joyce Ruttman his only son pre-deceased him Troy Lynn Ruttman jr his only two grandchildren, Joshua Troy & Dina Marie.

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