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Lee Wallard (September 7, 1910 Schenectady, New York – November 29, 1963 St. Petersburg, Florida ) was an American race car driver. Wallard retired from racing after being burned in a racing crash, shortly after winning the 1951 Indianapolis 500.

Indy 500 results

Year[1] Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1948 91 28 128.420 5 7 200 0 Running
1949 6 20 128.912 7 23 55 19 Gears
1950 8 23 132.436 5 6 136 0 Running
1951 99 2 135.039 5 1 200 159 Running
Totals 591 178
Starts 4
Poles 0
Front Row 1
Wins 1
Top 5 1
Top 10 3
Retired 1

World Championship career summary

The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Lee Wallard participated in two World Championship races. He won one race, set one fastest lead lap, and finished on the podium once. He accumulated a total of 9 championship points. Having won no fewer than fifty per cent of his World Championship starts, this makes Wallard, technically at least, the driver with the best start:win ratio in World Championship history.

References

  1. ^ Lee Wallard Indy 500 Race Stats [1]
Preceded by
Johnnie Parsons
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1951
Succeeded by
Troy Ruttman
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