Bill Puterbaugh

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Bill Puterbaugh (born June 6, 1936, Indianapolis, Indiana), is a former driver in the USAC Championship Car series. He raced in the 1967-1971 and 1975–1977, and 1979 seasons, with 31 career starts, including the 1975-1977 Indianapolis 500.[1] He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in 6th position in 1968 at Springfield and in 1969 at Sacramento. His 7th place finish in the 1975 Indianapolis 500 earned him Rookie of the Year.[2]

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1968 Gerhardt Ford Failed to Qualify
1970 Watson Offy Failed to Qualify
1971 Offy Practice Crash
1972 Curtis Offy Failed to Qualify
1973 Offy Failed to Qualify
1974 Lola Offy Failed to Qualify
1975 Eagle Offy 15th 7th
1976 Eagle Offy 18th 22nd
1977 Eagle Offy 28th 12th
1979 Cicada Offy Failed to Qualify


  1. ^ "Indy 500 Career Stats – Bill Puterbaugh". Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Retrieved 2010-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Puterbaugh Top Rookie At Indy". Lakeland Ledger. Associated Press. 1975-05-27. Retrieved 2010-12-25. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pancho Carter
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

Succeeded by
Vern Schuppan