Lee Wallard

Leland " Lee" Wallard ( born September 8, 1911 in Schenectady, New York, † November 28, 1963 in Saint Petersburg, Florida) was an American race car driver.


Wallard took 1941-1954 in 46 races of the AAA National series, of which he won six. Between 1948 and 1951 launched Wallard four times at the Indianapolis 500, in 1951 he won the race and was thus also in the Formula 1 list of winners, as the Indy 500 from 1950 to 1960 belonged to the World Cup. Just four days after his victory he crashed hard in a sprint car races in Reading (Pennsylvania). He suffered severe burns that put him out of action for months. After initially tried to continue his racing career, but he was not competitive enough.

After his resignation, he built a highway restaurant and tried as a racing instructor. He died in 1963 of a heart attack.


Grand Prix victories

Indy 500 Results

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  • Racers (United States)
  • Champ Car racer
  • Winner (Indianapolis 500)
  • Americans
  • Born in 1911
  • Died in 1963
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