The first driver to qualify for Indy at over 140 mph, McGrath had a fine record at the brickyard but never won the race. He was killed in the last race of the 1955 season.
Jack McGrath died 66 years ago, he was 36
An American club racer of midgets and sports cars who, aged 43, tried and failed to qualify a Cooper-Climax T51 for the 1963 Mexican Grand Prix. Subsequently he became an Indycar mechanic, worked for Howard Hughes and was a USAC official.