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This is a list of race car drivers
who did not make it out of Indy in May.
1909
William Bourque +
Springfield, Mass.
1910
Tony Kincaid +
1911
Harry Martin +
1919
Louis LeCocq +
Iowa
1919
Arthur Thurman +
Washington, D.C.
1926
Herbert Jones +
Indianapolis
1929
Bill Spence +
Los Angeles
1931
Joe Caccida
Bryn Mawr, Penn.
1932
Milton Jones
Cleveland
1932
William Denver
Audubon, Penn.
1933
Mark Billman +
Indianapolis
1933
Lester Spangler +
Los Angeles
1934
Peter Kreis
Knoxville, Tenn.
1935
Clay Weatherly +
Cincinnati
1935
Johnny Hannon
Morristown, Penn.
1935
Stubby Stubblefield
Los Angeles
1939
Floyd Roberts +
Van Nuys, Calif.
1940
George Bailey
Indianapolis
1947
Shorty Cantlon +
Indianapolis
1948
Ralph Hepburn
Van Nuys, Calif.
1949
George Metzler
Indianapolis
1953
Carl Scarborough +
Clarkston, Mich.
1953
Chet Miller
Glendale, Calif.
1955
Bill Vukovich Sr.
Fresno, Calif.
1955
Manuel Ayulo
Burbank, Calif.
1957
Keith Andrews
Colorado Springs,
Colo.
1958
Pat O'Connor +
North Vernon, Ind.
1959
Jerry Unser
Long Beach, Calif.
1959
Bob Cortner
Redlands, Calif.
1961
Tony Bettenhausen
Sr.
Tinley Park, Ill.
1964
Eddie Sachs +
Detroit
1964
Dave MacDonald +
El Monte, Calif.
1966
Chuck Rodee
Indianapolis
1968
Mike Spence
Maidenhead, England
1972
Jim Malloy
Denver
1973
Art Pollard
Medford, Ore.
1973
Swede Savage +
Santa Ana, Calif.
1982
Gordon Smiley
Grapevine, Texas
1992
Jovy Marcelo
Phillipines
1996
Scott Brayton
Coldwater, Mich.
2003
Tony Renna
Deland, Fla.
+ Drivers who died during the Race itself.
Indianapolis News photographer, J. Parke Randall,
captured the scene when tragedy struck during the
pace lap of the 1960 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. A
privately owned makeshift scaffold collapsed, killing
two people and injuring 40. About 125 people, who
had paid $5 to $10 for vantage spots on the scaffold,
tumbled to the ground. Upon hearing screams behind
him, Randall turned away from the track to see --
and shoot -- the wood-and-metal tower tumbling to
the ground under the weight of jostling spectators,
spewing them out onto the infield turf.
Scaffolding henceforth was banned.
(11/28/2001) A recent Charlotte Observer
investigation revealed 270 people, including 29
spectators, have died in racing accidents in the U.S. in
the past 10 years. Most of the fatalities occurred on
short tracks, which are one-half mile or smaller. Short
tracks make up most of the venues in Indiana.
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