Bill Sheffler

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Bayard Taylor "Bill" Sheffler (23 August 1917 in El Paso, Texas – 28 June 1949 in Trenton, New Jersey) was an American racecar driver active during the 1940s.

Sheffler made 15 AAA Championship Car starts, including the 1946 Indianapolis 500 where he finished 9th, and eleven races in 1948, when he finished fourth in the National Championship. He died from injuries sustained in a practice crash prior to the 1949 Championship Car race at Trenton Speedway.[1]

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1946 39 25 120.611 23 9 139 0 Flagged
1948 53 24 124.529 17 18 132 0 Spark plugs
1949 4 22 128.521 10 17 160 0 Rod
Totals 431 0
Starts 3
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 1
Retired 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bill Sheffler, Champ Car Stats, Retrieved 2011-02-28