Aug 12, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT
We wish a happy 81st birthday to the legend that is Rufus Parnell Jones, better known as Parnelli.
The 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner – who celebrated the 50th anniversary of that victory and his 80th birthday a year ago – is the oldest living Indianapolis 500 champ.
Nearly 50 years after the fact, he was awarded a “Baby Borg” trophy. Here’s a quick video of that.
Video from NASCAR America
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