|Howard Samuel Wilcox|
Wilcox circa 1919
June 24, 1889|
|Died||September 4, 1923
|Cause of death||Car crash|
|Other names||Howdy Wilcox I|
He was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana on June 24, 1889.
Wilcox led the last 98 laps of the 1919 Indianapolis 500 after starting in the 2nd position.
He died on September 4, 1923 at Altoona Speedway board track in Tyrone, Pennsylvania in a car crash. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Wilcox's wife had died the year before. Wilcox's son, Howard Jr., would found the Little 500 bicycle race, which has been held at Indiana University annually since 1951.
Indy 500 results
|Indianapolis 500 Winner
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