Bill Alsup, American race car driver, Died at 78

Bill Alsup was born on July 15, 1938, and died on August 9, 2016.

He was an American race car driver.

Bill was the first Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) Rookie of the Year in 1979 and competed in the 1981 Indianapolis 500, finishing 11th.

Alsup made 57 CART & USAC Champ Car starts in his career.

His best race finish of third came 3 times and he was the 1981 CART Championship runner-up, putting in a winless but consistent season for Penske Racing, his only effort with a top-level team.

Alsup returned to his own team the next year and struggled until leaving Champ Car following the 1984 Sanair Super Speedway race.

Bill Alsup passed away at 78 years old.