Racing Legend Parnelli Jones, 1963 Indy 500 Champion, Dies at 90

Parnelli Jones
Parnelli Jones

Parnelli Jones, the iconic 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner, passed away on June 4, 2024, at the age of 90. Jones, known for his remarkable racing career and his pioneering achievement as the first driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 at speeds exceeding 150 mph, died at Torrance Memorial Medical Center following a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Jones’s 1963 victory at the Indianapolis 500 was marked by controversy due to an oil leak in his car, but he remains celebrated for his daring driving and significant contributions to motorsports. Over the years, Jones’s legacy has been commemorated through numerous accolades and his enduring influence on the racing world.

Jones’s passing marks the end of an era, but his spirit and achievements will forever be remembered by racing enthusiasts worldwide

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