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Robin Miller's Tough Guys: Jud Larson

Enjoy previous installments of Robin Miller's video series celebrating the tough guys of Indy at The RACER Channel on YouTube.   Big, brash and bold – that was Jud Larson, whose prowess on dirt tracks made him a legend during his decade in USAC. In 1956, Larson got a call from John Zink and was offered Indy winner Pat Flaherty's ride at the Hoosier Hundred after Flaherty had been badly injured at Springfield. Despite having never driven a USAC champ dirt car on the mile, Larson captured the pole position and led the race until a broken shock absorber slowed him and he ran fourth. In his next outing, the 6-1, 185-pound Texas native won the pole and the race at Sacramento and was on...
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