Sunday, July 15, 2018

"1979 CART Rookie Of The Year" Bill Alsup Born - July 15, 1938

July 15, 1938 - August 9, 2016
Bill Alsup
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Alsup was the first CART Rookie of the Year in 1979 and competed in the 1981 Indianapolis 500, finishing 11th. He made 57 CART & USAC Champ Car starts in his career. His best race finish of third came 3 times and he was the 1981 CART Championship runner-up, putting in a winless but consistent season for Penske Racing, his only effort with a top-level team. He returned to his own team the next year and struggled until leaving Champ Car following the 1984 Sanair Super Speedway race. He also competed in Can-Am and IMSA endurance racing.

Alsup died in a crane accident near Silverton, Colorado where he was a long-term resident on August 9, 2016. He was driving a crane up an embankment when it toppled and fell on him, according to the Silverton Standard. The 78-year-old died instantly.

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