March 29, 1944
Bill Vukovich Jr
Born in Riverside, California, USA.
Better known as Bill Vukovich II, he is the son of 2-time Indy 500 Winner, Bill Vukovich and the father of Billy Vukovich III, both of whom were killed in racing accidents.
He was named the 1968 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, a result of his 7th place finish. Vukovich raced in the 1965-1982 seasons, with 158 combined career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1968-1977, 1979-1980. He finished in the top ten 85 times, with one victory in 1973 at Brooklyn. He also had 23 National midget car victories in his career, and drove for part of his career in Christopher J.C. Agajanian's midget car.
He was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1998.