Bill Whittington

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11 Sep 1949
Lubbock, Texas


United States

Indy 500s:

5 (1980-1985)

Brother of Don and Dale. All three brothers were heavily involved in the IMSA drug-smuggling scandal in the 1980's, which also involved Randy Lanier and John Paul Jr. All bar Dale went to prison, with Don and Bill serving a year's sentence. Bill never raced after prison and for a while ran the family jet business and a number of holiday resorts with Don. In 2018, he was jailed for eighteen months for tax fraud. All three Whittington's are sons of Dick Whittington, '50's race car owner. Bill who won the 1979 Le Mans and numerous IMSA races, grew up in New Mexico and Hawaii but was largely based in Florida. Before racing, Bill initially managed a holiday resort and ran a motorhome dealership before he then became both an aircraft and drag racer, before starting to race cars in 1978.

Biography last updated 13 Oct 2018