Sir Jack Brabham, was a four-time Indianapolis 500.
INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday - A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles about the death of Sir Jack Brabham, who was a four-time Indianapolis 500 starter and patriarch of a racing dynasty that includes 10-time Indianapolis 500 starter, Geoff Brabham and rising open-wheel star Matthew Brabham.
"Every time an Indy car runs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you can find roots that trace back to Jack Brabham's rear-engined Cooper Climax T54 that he drove to 9th place in the 1961 Indianapolis 500," said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. "In addition to starting the rear-engine revolution at IMS, Brabham competed in four Indianapolis 500 Mile Races and designed race cars that competed in the 500. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brabham family, especially with his son and former Indianapolis 500 competitor Geoff Brabham and his grandson and current Indy Lights competitor Matthew Brabham."