James "Jimmy" Daywalt (August 28 1924 - April 4 1966) was a driver from the United States. Born in Wabash, Indiana, he drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1950, 1953–1957, 1959, and 1961–1962 seasons with 20 starts. He finished in the top ten 3 times. His best finish was in the 1953 Indianapolis 500, where he finished 6th and was named Rookie of the Year.

Daywalt died of cancer in Indianapolis, Indiana, aged 41. He is interred at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

His Indy 500 results[edit | edit source]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1953 48 21 135.747 23 6 200 0 Running
1954 19 2 139.789 3 27 111 8 Crash T4
1955 48 17 139.416 18 9 200 0 Running
1956 48 16 140.977 28 24 134 0 Crash T2
1957 57 29 140.203 27 28 53 0 Crash T3
1959 66 13 144.683 3 14 200 0 Running
1961 55 23 144.219 30 31 27 0 Brake Line
1962 79 33 146.318 31 22 74 0 Transmission
Totals 999 8
Starts 8
Poles 0
Front Row 1
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 2
Retired 5

His complete Formula One World Championship results.[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1951 Iddings Meyer Novi V8 SUI 500

DNQ

BEL FRA GBR GER ITA ESP NC 0
1952 Merkler Machine Works Kurtis Kraft Novi V8 SUI 500

DNQ

BEL FRA GBR GER NED ITA NC 0
1953 Sumar / Chapman Root Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 ARG 500

6

NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA NC 0
1954 Sumar / Chapman Root Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 ARG 500

27

BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP NC 0
1955 Sumar / Chapman Root Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500

9

BEL NED GBR ITA NC 0
1956 Sumar / Chapman Root Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500

24

BEL FRA GBR GER ITA NC 0
1957 Helse / H.H. Johnson Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500

28

FRA GBR GER PES ITA NC 0
1958 Federal Engineering Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 ARG MON NED 500

DNQ

BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR NC 0
1959 Federal Engineering Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 MON 500

14

NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA NC 0
1960 Bryant Heating Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500

DNQ

NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA NC
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