|Born||December 18, 1907|
|Died||May 19, 1984(aged 76)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1950, 1953–1954|
|Teams||Deidt, Kurtis Kraft|
|Races||3 (2 starts)|
|First race||1950 Indianapolis 500|
|Last race||1954 Indianapolis 500|
Bill Holland (born December 18, 1907, died May 19, 1984) was an American race car driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1949. He nearly won as a rookie in 1947 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.
Indy 500 results
- Although Holland started the 1947 race from the middle of the third row, he posted the fastest qualifying time.
World Championship career summary
The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Bill Holland participated in 2 World Championship races, finishing on the podium once and scoring 6 World Championship points.
He was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005.
|Indianapolis 500 Winner
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