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Bill Vukovich

1918 - 1955

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William John Vukovich Sr. (; December 13, 1918 – May 30, 1955) was an American automobile racing driver of Serbian descent. He won the 1953 and 1954 Indianapolis 500, plus two more American Automobile Association National Championship races, and died while leading the 1955 Indianapolis 500. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Vukovich has received more than 235,671 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Bill Vukovich is the 233rd most popular racing driver (up from 267th in 2019), the 4,909th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,477th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Bill Vukovich ranks 233 out of 888Before him are JJ Lehto, Heikki Kovalainen, Mick Doohan, Daniel Ricciardo, Jacques Villeneuve, and Carlo Ubbiali. After him are Jules Bianchi, Giovanna Amati, Jutta Kleinschmidt, Marc Márquez, Bruno Giacomelli, and Ricardo Zunino.

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Among people born in 1918, Bill Vukovich ranks 166Before him are Suzanne Flon, Alfredo Ovando Candía, Arthur Chung, Shinobu Hashimoto, Barry Morse, and Gérard de Vaucouleurs. After him are Art Carney, Georges Berger, Eric Ericson, Gottfried von Einem, Alfred Bickel, and Ted Post. Among people deceased in 1955, Bill Vukovich ranks 97Before him are Tribhuvan of Nepal, Hans Hedtoft, Theodor Plievier, Karl Hofer, Helena Roerich, and Ramón Muttis. After him are Louis Leon Thurstone, Willi Baumeister, Tom Moore, Manny Ayulo, Hamida Javanshir, and Leonardus Nardus.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Vukovich ranks 4,909 out of 18,182Before him are Tyra Banks (1973), Bill Medley (1940), Roy Rogers (1911), William Daniels (1927), George Bellows (1882), and Carole Landis (1919). After him are Phylicia Rashad (1948), Gummo Marx (1893), Ward Bond (1903), Ed O'Ross (1949), Lucien Carr (1925), and Floyd Council (1911).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Bill Vukovich ranks 13Before him are Mark Donohue (1937), Al Unser (1939), Peter Revson (1939), Lee Wallard (1910), Kevin Schwantz (1964), and Brett Lunger (1945). After him are Richard Petty (1937), Ken Block (1967), Nicky Hayden (1981), Carl Scarborough (1914), Manny Ayulo (1921), and Bob Bondurant (1933).