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Cecil Green (born as Judge Cecil Holt on September 30, 1919, died July 29, 1951) was a United States driver who drove in two Indianapolis 500s during the time that it was on the Formula One calendar.


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.

DeathEdit

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

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 2
Starts 2
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 3

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Pos
1950 Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Switzerland Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of Italy 3 13th
4th
1951 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 0 NC
Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit


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