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Bill Vukovich
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    (December 13, 1918-May 30, 1955)
    Born in Fresno, California
    Known as 'The Mad Russian'
    Won Indianapolis 500 (1953, 1954)
    Died after crashing while leading the 1955 Indianapolis 500
    He had a 17 second lead over the second place driver at the moment of his fatal crash.
    He was a calm and quiet guy.
    In his second Indy 500 (1952) he led 150 laps, but he failed to finish the race.
    He was the second driver to die at Indianapolis after winning the race the year before.
    His grandson, Bill Vukovich III, also died in a fatal racing accident
    He led over 70% of the laps he raced at Indianapolis.
    He is the only driver to lead the most laps in three straight Indy 500s.
    Vukovich had a car strong enough that he could have won four straight Indy 500s.
    Several drivers of his generation have referred to him as the greatest American driver ever.

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