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Walt Faulkner, F1 driver

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American
16 February 1920
22 April 1956 (36)
Tony Crook (16 February 1920)
Jean Behra (16 February 1921)

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1 ( Indianapolis 500) (20%)
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5th (1955 Indianapolis 500)
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1955 Indianapolis 500

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about Walt Faulkner

Walt Faulkner (February 16, 1918 – April 22, 1956) was an American racing driver from Tell, Texas, who moved to Milledgeville, Georgia at the age of two-and-a-half, and to Lake Wales, Florida at the age of eight. He then moved to Los Angeles, California in 1936. Faulkner competed mainly in the National Championship and in stock car races. In 1950 Faulkner became the first rookie to win pole position at the Indianapolis 500. He died in 1956 after a qualifying crash at a USAC Stock Car event in Vallejo, California.

Earlier in his career, Faulkner raced motorcycles and then midget cars for the Edelbrock dirt track racing team. He had great success in midget car racing and was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2007. Faulkner was also inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in 2006.


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1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955,

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pole positions Walt Faulkner

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1 1950 Indianapolis 500 round 3 Kurtis Kraft
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