Jim McWithey was born Grammer, Indiana. He raced in Midgets and competed in the Indy 500 twice (1959 and 1960).
Jim McWithey died 12 years ago, he was 82 , He would have been 94.
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.