Jim Malloy started racing in 1955. In 1968 he was the fastest rookie qualifier at Indy and in 1971 he drove Dan Gurney's Olsonite Eagle to 4th. He was killed the following year in pre-season testing. His best Indycar finish was 2nd in the 1969 Milwaukee 150.
Jim Mallory died 48 years ago, he was 37 , He would have been 85.
The only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an Italian American driver, won the World Drivers' Championship in 1978, but was not born in the United States). He also scored three wins at each of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races.