Howdy Wilcox

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Not to be confused with Howdy Wilcox II.
Howard Samuel Wilcox
Howard Samuel Wilcox 1919.jpg
Wilcox circa 1919
Born (1889-06-24)June 24, 1889
Crawfordsville, Indiana
Died September 4, 1923(1923-09-04) (aged 34)
Altoona Speedway
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Cause of death
Car crash
Nationality American
Other names Howdy Wilcox I
Wilcox at the wheel of his Stutz before the 1915 American Grand Prize in San Francisco

Howard Samuel Wilcox (June 24, 1889 - September 4, 1923) was an American racecar driver active in formative years of auto racing.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana on June 24, 1889.

Wilcox led the last 98 laps of the 1919 Indianapolis 500 after starting in the 2nd position.

He died on September 4, 1923 at Altoona Speedway board track in Tyrone, Pennsylvania in a car crash. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.[1]

Indy 500 results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indianapolis Auto greats". Celebrating Automotive Heritage at Crown Hill Cemetery (Crown Hill Cemetery). 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Dario Resta
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1919
Succeeded by
Gaston Chevrolet