Wilbur Shaw

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Birthday
31, 1902
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Oct 30, 1954 (51)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1902
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Oct 30, 1954 (51)

About

American race driver and former president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Before Fame

He was born in Shelbyville, Indiana and competed in his first Indianapolis 500 in 1927.

Trivia

He won the Indianapolis 500 race three times (1937, 1939 and 1940), becoming the second racer to win the event three times and the first to win in back-to-back seasons.

Family Life

He was married to Cathleen Stearns.

Associated With

He developed a friendship with World War I fighter ace Eddie Rickenbacker.