Billy Winn

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Billy Winn
BornJames Murdock Winn
(1909-08-27)August 27, 1909
Weston, Missouri, U.S.
DiedAugust 20, 1938(1938-08-20) (aged 28)
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Cause of deathInjuries from racing accident

Billy Winn (27 August 1909 – 20 August 1938) was an American racecar driver. Primarily a sprint car driver, Winn competed in four Indianapolis 500 races (1931, 1932, 1936, and 1937) and drove as a relief driver in 1933, 1934, 1935, and 1938. He also drove his single-gear sprint car in the 1936 and 1937 Vanderbilt Cup races, running near the front of both races but being sidelined by mechanical failure both years.

Winn was killed in a non-points paying AAA Champ Car event held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on August 20, 1938 when tire failure caused Winn's Miller to overturn on the fourth lap of the 100-mile race.[1]


Winn was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2003.[2]

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  1. ^ "Winn, auto race driver, dies of crash injuries". Chicago Sunday Tribune. August 21, 1938.
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