Jerry Sneva, 1977 Indianapolis 500 Rookie Of The Yr, Lifeless At 69

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INDIANAPOLIS — Jerry Sneva, the 1977 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Yr, has died. He was 69.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway introduced Monday that Sneva died Saturday in Indianapolis.

Sneva was the youthful brother of 1983 Indianapolis 500 winner Tom Sneva. He made 5 profession 500 begins, and his highest end was 10th his rookie 12 months. His greatest begin was fifth in 1980. Sneva was a daily at Indianapolis neighborhood hangouts, within the IMS Museum and reward retailers. Each December, he’d cease by to drop off picket Christmas ornaments he had carved and painted to IMS employees members.

Sneva is survived by his spouse, Kathy, and kids TJ and Shelby. Funeral preparations have been pending.

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