Overton Phillips

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Overton Phillips (20 September 1908 Beverly Hills, California – 1 April 1999 Santa Barbara, California) was an American racecar driver. His nickname was Bunny. He was an authority on Bugatti cars.

Biography[edit]

He was born on September 20, 1908 in Beverly Hills, California.

In the trials for the 1937 Indianapolis 500 his car burst into flames when a crank shaft broke and punctured his gas tank. He crashed into the pit stop killing George Warfield.[1] He died on April 1, 1999 in Santa Barbara, California.

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1941 26 26 116.298 33 13 187 0 Flagged
Totals 187 0
Starts 1
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 0
Retired 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (May 28, 1937). "Racer Crashes, Kills Watcher. Others Hurt When Flaming Car ...". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 2012-10-09. "Speedway officials attributed the accident to the breaking of a crank shaft and the puncturing of the gas tank on a racer piloted by Overton Phillips of Los Angeles ..."