Bill Homeier

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Bill Homeier
Born(1918-08-31)August 31, 1918
DiedMay 5, 2001(2001-05-05) (aged 82)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years19531955, 19581960
TeamsNichels, Kurtis Kraft, Kuzma, Kupiec, Lesovsky
Entries6 (3 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points1
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1953 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1960 Indianapolis 500

Bill Homeier (August 31, 1918 Rock Island, Texas – May 5, 2001 Houston, Texas) was an American racecar driver.

He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1953–1955 and 1958–1960 seasons with 14 starts, including the 1954 and 1960 Indianapolis 500 races. He was a relief driver for Walt Faulkner in the 1955 Indianapolis 500 He finished in the top ten 5 times, with his best finish in 5th position, in 1959 at Sacramento. He holds a unique record from the 1954 Indianapolis 500; he finished in last place, but completed 74 laps, the most for a last place finisher.[1]

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1954 51 18 138.948 11 33 74 0 Crash Pits
1955 77 - - - 5 ? ? Running*
1960 39 31 141.248 32 13 200 0 Running
Totals 274 0

* shared drive with Walt Faulkner

Starts 2
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 0
Retired 1

World Championship career summary[edit]

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 Homeier participated in 3 World Championship races, scoring 1 World Championship point.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Homeier; Race Car Driver Took Part in 3 Indy 500 Races". Los Angeles Times. 2001-05-11. Retrieved 2019-01-31.