Sunday, August 6, 2017

Jim Crawford Dies Of Liver Failure - August 6, 2002

February 13, 1948 - August 6, 2002
Jim Crawford
 (Photo; speedweek.com)
Born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
He was a former Formula One, Indycar, Formula Atlantic and Can-Am driver. He participated in two World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on July 19, 1975. He was also the winner of the 1982 British Formula One Championship. He is notable for being the 500th person to start a Formula One World Championship race. Crawford moved to the USA in the early 1980s, finishing runner-up twice in the Can-Am series. He finished fourth on his CART debut at Long Beach in 1984 and went on to become a regular in the Indianapolis 500.

After retirement from racing, Crawford lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he bought a fishing boat he used for charters. He died in 2002 of liver failure.

For more see; In Memory Of Jim Crawford 

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