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Passed away in 1994 at the age of 80.

Driver / Professional

American Midget Racing Association
American Racing Drivers Club
Big Car - AAA
Formula 1
United Racing Association URA
USAC - Champ Car

Championships Won

USAC - Champ Car
1953 - Driver

Hall of Fame Inductions

Sam Hanks is a 7 time Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee.

Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Indianapolis, IN
1981 - Inductee

National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Speedway, IN
1984 - Inductee
Hanks captured the 1957 Indianapolis 500 in his 12th appearance in the famed race and from Victory L...

Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Hall of Fame
Speedway, IN
1987 - Inductee

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
Knoxville, IA
1998 - Inductee

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Daytona Beach, FL
2000 - Inductee


IMS | Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis, IN
1958 to 1979 - Director

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