Bill Cummings

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Bill Cummings (November 11, 1906 Indianapolis, Indiana – February 8, 1939 Indianapolis, Indiana) nicknamed "Wild Bill", won the 1934 Indianapolis 500. Cummings died driving a passenger automobile on State Road 29 in Indianapolis, when he hit a guard rail and plunged 50 feet (15 m) into Lick Creek. Cummings was pulled from the water by passers-by while still alive,[1] but died in the hospital two days later .[2]

Indy 500 results[edit]


  1. ^ Associated Press, as published in the Albuquerque Journal, February 8th, 1939, page 2.
  2. ^ Injuries Kill Cummings Associated Press, as published in the New York Times, February 8th, 1939.
Preceded by
Louis Meyer
Indianapolis 500 Winner
Succeeded by
Kelly Petillo