Know as 'Vuky' or the 'Mad Russian' for his intense driving style. He was also know as the 'Silent Serb' for his cool demeanor. He won the Indy 500 twice, in 1953 and 1954. He was holding a 17-second lead on the 57th lap of the race in 1955, going for his hat trick, when he was killed in a crash.
Bill Vukovich died 66 years ago, he was 37