Harry McQuinn

Harry McQuinn

13/12/1905 - 1/1/1986

Harry McQuinn raced in ten Indianapolis 500 Mile Races, placing 7th on two occasions. After racing he became the chief steward at Indy as well as boss of the Championship division under both AAA and USAC.

Harry McQuinn was legendary as the driver of one of the Bob Wilke-sponsored Leader Card midgets fielded by the Marchese Brothers of Milwaukee.

Before the days of a AAA National Champion being declared, Harry won the Championship of the 124th Field Artillery Armory in Chicago for three straight years (1938-39-40), plus the track championships of Walsh Stadium in St. Louis in 1937 and 1938. He also won the Riverview (Chicago) and the Milwaukee Fairgrounds titles in 1938.

In 1938, a time when a driver could compete in over 100 races in a single season, he is credited with a total of 61 feature wins, which ranks him second only to Wally Zale.

He raced in ten Indianapolis 500 Mile Races, placing 7th on two occasions. After his stormy career as a driver was over, McQuinn's knowledge of the rules of racing earned him an appointment as the chief steward at Indy as well as boss of the Championship division under both AAA and USAC.

Harry McQuinn died on Jan. 1, 1986 at the age of 80.

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