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|Born||June 15, 1920|
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Died|| May 15, 1957 36) (aged|
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||Schroeder, Kurtis Kraft|
|Entries||3 (2 starts)|
|First entry||1955 Indianapolis 500|
|Last entry||1957 Indianapolis 500|
Keith Andrews (June 15, 1920 – May 15, 1957) was an American racecar driver. He was killed after crashing his car during practice for the 1957 Indianapolis 500.
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|1955||John McDaniel||Schroeder||Offenhauser L4||ARG||MON|| 500 |
|1956||Dunn Engineering||Kurtis Kraft 500B||Offenhauser L4||ARG||MON|| 500 |
|1957||Giuseppe Farina Racing||Kurtis Kraft 500G||Offenhauser L4||ARG||MON|| 500 |
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| Formula One fatal accidents |
May 15, 1957
| Succeeded by|
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