Formula One CareerEdit
1950 Indianapolis 500Edit
In 1950, Green qualified second fastest at Indy. But, since it was on the second day of qualifying, he was relegated to 12th on the grid. During the race, he ran as high as second, and was in fourth place, a lap down, when the race was called after 138 laps due to rain.
1951 Indianapolis 500Edit
In 1951, his luck in qualifying went 180 degrees. He was the 31st fastest qualifier, but since his time was set on the first day, he started 10th. During the race, he was already multiple laps down when his car threw a connecting rod on lap 80.
Green died on what has been termed "Black Sunday" in US sprint car racing. On July 29, 1951, Green was the first first driver out to qualify at Westchester Speedway in Indiana. The car went out of control between turns one and two, and tumbled over the outside wall. Green died on the way to the hospital. After the track was cleared, the next driver to try to qualify at Westchester was Bill Mackey, who also drove in the 1951 Indianapolis 500. Mackey's car crashed at the same spot as Green, but Mackey was declared dead at the scene. While this was going on, another sprint car race was in progress at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania. Driver Walt Brown's car hit another car and somersaulted twice, with Brown declared dead on arrival at the hospital. With three different drivers dying at almost the same time, two of which were technically Formula 1 drivers, this day was commonly referred to as Black Sunday, until the Le Mans disaster four years later.
Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit
Formula One RecordEdit
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.||Report|
|1950||Kurtis Kraft||Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser||3||13th||Report|
|1951||Kurtis Kraft||Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser||0||NC||Report|
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|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
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