Bill Homeier

William E. "Bill" Homeier ( born August 31, 1918 in Iceland skirt, Texas; † 5 May 2001, Houston, Texas) was an American race car driver.


Homeier began after the Second World War with Midget car racing in Southern California. In 1953 he was second in the local championship.

In the years 1953 to 1955 and from 1958 to 1960 he drove in the AAA National Series. In 14 starts, he reached in 1959 with the fifth rank in Sacramento his best finish. In four other races he took over from other drivers. In the 500 miles of Indianapolis, he was in 1954, 1955 and 1960 at the start. In 1954, he fell from the first, but later took over for 24 laps the car from Thomson. In 1955 he took over the car from Walt Faulkner and shared with him the fifth. Six years later he took the checkered flag in 13th. His failure in the 75th round in 1954 represents a curiosity: although he had traveled at least 74 rounds, he was considered only as a last, because no other vehicle had failed before him. This record still stands today. Since the 500 - mile race from 1950 to 1960 belonged to the world championship of Formula 1, are at Homeier three Grand Prix races in the statistics. One point for the Drivers' Championship he was able to achieve.

Indy 500 Results