Ed Elisian was a curious character, great friends with Bill Vukovich, he did cause the accident that marred the 1958 Indy 500. He was suspended for 12 months and died in his first race back behind the wheel.
Ed Elisian died 62 years ago, he was 34 , He would have been 96.
The only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an Italian American driver, won the World Drivers' Championship in 1978, but was not born in the United States). He also scored three wins at each of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races.