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William John Vukovich III (August 31, 1963, Fresno, California - November 25, 1990, Bakersfield, California), better known as Billy Vukovich III or Bill Vukovich III was an American race car driver. He was a three-time starter of the Indianapolis 500. The grandson of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bill Vukovich and the son of Bill Vukovich II, Vukovich III was the 1988 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. Billy was killed in a sprint car race at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, California, in 1990.

His grandfather was killed while leading the 1955 Indianapolis 500.

He got his start in racing driving for the John Runjavac racing team.

Motorsports career results Edit

American open–wheel results Edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

CART/Indy CarEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1988 Gohr Racing USAflagsmall
PHX
11
USAflagsmall
LBH
USAflagsmall
IND
14
USAflagsmall
MIL
USAflagsmall
POR
USAflagsmall
CLE
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
USAflagsmall
MEA
USAflagsmall
MIS
17
USAflagsmall
POC
9
USAflagsmall
MDO
USAflagsmall
ROA
USAflagsmall
NAZ
USAflagsmall
LAG
USAflagsmall
MIA
30th 6
1989 Hemelgarn Racing USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
LBH
USAflagsmall
IND
12
USAflagsmall
MIL
USAflagsmall
DET
USAflagsmall
POR
USAflagsmall
CLE
USAflagsmall
MEA
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
USAflagsmall
MIS
USAflagsmall
POC
USAflagsmall
MDO
USAflagsmall
ROA
USAflagsmall
NAZ
USAflagsmall
LAG
34th 1
1990 Hemelgarn Racing USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
LBH
USAflagsmall
IND
24
USAflagsmall
MIL
USAflagsmall
DET
USAflagsmall
POR
USAflagsmall
CLE
USAflagsmall
MEA
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
USAflagsmall
MIS
13
USAflagsmall
DEN
25px-Canadaflag
VAN
USAflagsmall
MDO
USAflagsmall
ROA
USAflagsmall
NAZ
USAflagsmall
LAG
34th 0

Indy 500 resultsEdit

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1988 56 23 208.545 20 14 179 0 Flagged
1989 81 30 216.698 13 12 186 0 Flagged
1990 81 31 211.389 32 24 102 0 Engine
Totals 467 0
Starts 3
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 0
Retired 1


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