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Bill Holland, F1 driver


18 December 1907
19 May 1984 (76)

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2nd (1950 Indianapolis 500)
10th (1950 Indianapolis 500)
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1950 Indianapolis 500
1953 Indianapolis 500


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about Bill Holland

Bill Holland (December 18, 1907 – May 19, 1984) was an American race car driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1949 and finished second in 1947, 1948 and 1950. He also was runner up in the 1947 AAA National Championship.

He nearly won the 1947 Indianapolis 500 as a rookie, but slowed and allowed teammate Mauri Rose to pass him seven laps from the end, mistakenly believing that Rose was a lap down.

On November 14, 1951, Holland was suspended from AAA Indy Car racing for one year after competing in a three-lap Lion's Charity race at Opa-locka, Florida which was a NASCAR event. The American Automobile Association, at the time the sanctioning body for Indycar races, had a strict rule forbidding its drivers from participating in any races other than their own, and would blacklist violators.

Holland is believed to have got over 40 sprint car feature wins and 150 podiums. He won the first ever automobile race at Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, PA) on July 20, 1946.

Holland died from complications of Alzheimer's disease, and was survived by his wife Myra.

He was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005.

source: Wikipedia


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1950 Mauri Rose
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1953 Bill Vukovich
Art Cross
Sam Hanks
Fred Agabashian
Jack McGrath
Jimmy Daywalt
Jim Rathmann
Jimmy Davies
Duke Nalon
Carl Scarborough
Rodger Ward
Walt Faulkner
Marshall Teague
Travis Webb
Jerry Hoyt
Duane Carter
Paul Russo
Johnnie Parsons
Chuck Stevenson
Cal Niday
Bob Scott
Johnny Thomson
Andy Linden
Eddie Johnson
Duke Dinsmore
Johnny Mantz
Jackie Holmes
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