Johnny White

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18 Jan 1932
Detroit, Michigan


24 Dec 1977
Indianapolis, Indiana


United States

Indy 500s:

1 (1964)

Paralyzed from the neck downwards in a sprint-car accident, just weeks after his appearance at the 1964 Indy 500, he never really recovered from his injuries. His life thereafter became a shadow of what it had previously had been, but White did find a lot of enjoyment from talking to any visitors about his career. Initially started racing in modified stock cars near his birthplace in Detroit before moving into sprint cars. In 1963, White built his own car in his garage in Warren, Michigan and it proved a great success.

Biography last updated 10 Aug 2015