BILL VUKOVICH RUMORS

Highlights from the 39th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 39th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 30, 1955 WINNER: Bob Sweikert AVERAGE SPEED: 128.209 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Tragedy again struck the race. Two-time winner Bill Vukovich was killed when he seemed on his way toward a third straight checkered flag. His car landed upside down after going over the outside backstretch retaining wall and burst into flames. He joined Floyd Roberts...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 38th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 38th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 31, 1954 WINNER: Bill Vukovich AVERAGE SPEED: 130.840 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Vukovich won his second straight Indianapolis 500. By this point, more cars (some with relief drivers) were finishing on the lead lap. There were 11 cars that completed all 200 laps and one more that finished 199. NOTABLE: The 1954 race was believed to be the first time...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 37th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 37th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 30, 1953 WINNER: Bill Vukovich AVERAGE SPEED: 128.740 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Vukovich won the first of two straight Indianapolis 500s. This one was known as ''The Hottest 500'' because the track temperature reached 130 degrees. At least 16 of the 33 starters needed relief drivers. NOTABLE: Chet Miller, known as ''Dean of the Speedway, was killed...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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