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Howard (Howdy) Wilcox (June 24, 1889 - September 4, 1923) was an American racecar driver active in formative years of auto racing.

Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Howdy Wilcox led the last 98 laps of the 1919 Indianapolis 500 after starting in the 2nd position. He died in a wreck in 1923 at the Altoona Speedway board track in Tyrone, Pennsylvania.

Indy 500 results

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1911 21 19 9 14 126 0 Flagged
1912 9 8 87.200 3 9 200 0 Running
1913 12 20 81.460 15 6 200 0 Running
1914 4 3 90.760 10 22 67 1 Valve
1915 1 1 98.900 1 7 200 5 Running
1916 29 6 93.810 6 7 120 0 Running
1919 3 2 100.010 7 1 200 98 Running
1920 18 20 88.820 12 19 65 0 Engine trouble
1921 10 12 96.000 7 23 22 0 Rod
1922 16 26 86.100 24 27 7 0 Valve spring
1923 25 8 81.000 24 17 60 51 Clutch
Totals 1267 155
Starts 11
Poles 1
Front Row 3
Wins 1
Top 5 1
Top 10 5
Retired 5
Preceded by
Dario Resta
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1919
Succeeded by
Gaston Chevrolet
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