Jerry Sneva

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Jerry Sneva (May 23, 1949 – January 27, 2018) was an American race driver from Spokane, Washington, who drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1977-1982 seasons, with 26 combined career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1977-1980 and 1982. He was named the 1977 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.[1] He finished in the top ten five times, with his best finish in 4th position in 1979 at Pocono.

Jerry was the younger brother of 1983 Indianapolis 500 winner Tom Sneva. He died January 27, 2018, at the age of 68.[2]

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Jerry Sneva wins Indy's Rookie of the Race Honors". Spartanburg Herald. May 31, 1977. pp. B3. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  2. ^ Miller, Robin (January 29, 2018). "Jerry Sneva, 1949-2018". Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vern Schuppan
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

Succeeded by
Larry Rice
Rick Mears