Bill Whittington

Bill Whittington ( born September 11, 1949 in Lubbock ) is a retired American race car driver and the brother of Don and Dale Whittington.

Bill Whittington's biggest success in motorsport was the overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979, which he imports together with his brother Don and Klaus Ludwig on a Porsche 935. He began his career in the early 1970s in the U.S. sports car scene. In addition to sports car racing, he played two NASCAR races in his career and was engaged from 1980 to 1985 in the USAC series. Five times he was also the 500-mile race at Indianapolis at the start, where it ranked 14th in 1985 with the import his best result.

The racing activities by Bill Whittington ended in 1986 when he was sentenced by a U.S. court to a prison term of 15 years. The Whittington had financed their racing activities mainly through the smuggling of marijuana. Bill has pleaded guilty to escape a higher sentence before the court and was also ordered to pay $ 7 million dollars.

Since his release, he works in a tourism farm his family in Pagosa Springs.

Le Mans results

  • Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Racers (United States)
  • NASCAR driver
  • Champ Car racer
  • World Sports Car Championship racer
  • Americans
  • Born in 1949
  • Man