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Dempsey Wilson, F1 driver


11 March 1927
23 April 1971 (44)
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33rd (1960 Indianapolis 500)
32nd (1958 Indianapolis 500)
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1958 Indianapolis 500
1960 Indianapolis 500


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about Dempsey Wilson

Dempsey Cothrin Wilson (March 11, 1927 – April 23, 1971) was an American racecar driver.

Wilson was born in Los Angeles, California. He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1956, 1958–1965, and 1968–1969 seasons with 32 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1958, 1960, 1961, and 1963. He finished in the top ten 4 times, with his best finish in 8th position in 1960 at Milwaukee. Outside of racing, Wilson owned a business called "Dempsey Wilson Racing Cams," which refurbished camshafts. He died in Duarte, California, at City of Hope after a long battle with mesothelioma.

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1958 Johnnie Tolan
Anthony Foyt
Eddie Sachs
Art Bisch
Kuzma compare 1958
1960 Bob Christie
Gene Hartley
Shorty Templeman
Don Freeland
Anthony Foyt
Eddie Russo
Gene Force
Kurtis Kraft compare 1960


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