William John Vukovich, III (1963 - 1990)

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Nicknames: "Bill", "Billy"
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Birthplace: Fresno, California, USA
Death: Died in Bakersfield, California, USA
Occupation: Race Car Driver
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About William John Vukovich, III

William John Vukovich III (August 31, 1963, Fresno, California, United States - November 25, 1990 Bakersfield, California, United States), better known as Billy Vukovich III or Bill Vukovich III was an American race car driver. He was a three time starter of the Indianapolis 500. The grandson of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bill Vukovich and the son of Bill Vukovich II, Vukovich III was the 1988 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. Billy was killed in a sprint car race at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, California, in 1990.

His grandfather was killed while leading the 1955 Indianapolis 500.

He got his start in racing driving for the John Runjavac racing team. Contents [hide]

   1 Motorsports career results
       1.1 American open–wheel results
           1.1.1 CART/Indy Car
           1.1.2 Indy 500 results
   2 References
   3 External links

[edit] Motorsports career results [edit] American open–wheel results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) [edit] CART/Indy Car Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points 1988 Gohr Racing United States PHX 11 United States LBH United States IND 14 United States MIL United States POR United States CLE Canada TOR United States MEA United States MIS 17 United States POC 9 United States MDO United States ROA United States NAZ United States LAG United States MIA 30th 6 1989 Hemelgarn Racing United States PHX United States LBH United States IND 12 United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States MEA Canada TOR United States MIS United States POC United States MDO United States ROA United States NAZ United States LAG 34th 1 1990 Hemelgarn Racing United States PHX United States LBH United States IND 24 United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States MEA Canada TOR United States MIS 13 United States DEN Canada VAN United States MDO United States ROA United States NAZ United States LAG 34th 0 [edit] Indy 500 results Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired 1988 56 23 208.545 20 14 179 0 Flagged 1989 81 30 216.698 13 12 186 0 Flagged 1990 81 31 211.389 32 24 102 0 Engine Totals 467 0 Starts 3 Poles 0 Front Row 0 Wins 0 Top 5 0 Top 10 0 Retired 1

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Bill Vukovich III's Timeline

1963
August 31, 1963
Fresno, California, USA
1990
November 25, 1990
Age 27
Bakersfield, California, USA