Billy Boat
American racing driver
Billy Boat
William "Billy" Leonard Boat is a former American open wheel driver who raced in the Indy Racing League. Boat is a graduate of Arizona State University. He began his career in USAC where he won 11 straight Western Series races on his way to the 1995 championship. He won the Turkey Night Grand Prix midget car race in 1995. He was a three-peat winner in the event after winning in 1996 and 1997.
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IndyCar's new bodywork kits delayed until 2013 - Indianapolis Star
Google News - over 5 years
Billy Boat was the last pole winner here, at 162.146. Twenty-seven car-and-driver combinations entered the event, but rookie Pippa Mann wasn't around to qualify. She crashed in an area of turn two that didn't have an energy-absorbing SAFER barrier
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Essais libres 1 : Franchitti sur une autre planète - US RACING
Google News - over 5 years
A titre de comparaison, lors de la dernière course d'IRL organisée en 1998, Billy Boat avait effectué la Pole Position en 162.146 mph tandis que le record de la piste date de 1995, détenu par André Ribeiro en 177.436mph. A la deuxième place,
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Luck, preparation fuel Vitor Meira, Team Foyt at Mid Ohio - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
In the early days of the Indy Racing League, we won there with Scott Sharp (1996) and we started on the pole there with Billy Boat (1998). Times have changed since then but our commitment hasn't. The MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 will be broadcast on ABC
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Top Ten Thursday: Top Ten Indy Car Moments at Texas Motor Speedway - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Billy Boat who drove for AJ Foyt won the race, but Arie Luyendyk was sure there was an error in scoring, and that he actually won. Arie stormed victory lane and tried to cause havoc during the celebration. AJ took offense to that and backhanded Arie
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Recall these older vs. younger tangles? - Daytona Beach News-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Arie Luyendyk (43): The Indy Racing League's inaugural Texas Speedway race ended with Billy Boat in Victory Lane in 1997. He was soon joined by Luyendyk (right), who felt he, and not Boat, should be there. AJ (left), Boat's team owner, punched Arie
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Arizona natives have rich history in Indianapolis 500 - Tucson Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
Danica Patrick, who starts 25th Sunday, former pole winner Billy Boat, car owner Bob Fletcher and winning chief mechanics Clint Brawner, Jim McGee and Ricky Davis are among others with Arizona connections. Joel Thorne, who was born in New York City but
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Indy at 100: The Tony George era begins - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
The number of American drivers in the field increased from 14 in 1995 to 26 in 1998, giving short-track stars like Steve Kinser, Jack Hewitt, Billy Boat, Davey Hamilton and Jimmy Kite the opportunity to compete at Indianapolis
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AUTO RACING; McGehee Hitches Late Ride to Indy 500
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Robby McGehee never made it out for the final practice for the Indianapolis 500 today because his crew was still working on the engine for his sleek black race car. This is a minor detail for him. He had no race car to drive six days ago. As recently as last Friday afternoon, McGehee was in St. Louis, his hometown, and was about ready to give up
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AUTO RACING; Storm Makes Indy Drivers Wait a Day for Qualifying
NYTimes - almost 14 years
A tornado warning and heavy rain today forced the postponement of the first day of qualifying for the 87th Indianapolis 500. Jockeying for the pole position, and the $100,000 check that comes with it, was rescheduled for Sunday. Rain pelted Indianapolis Motor Speedway about 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of 11 a.m. When thunder and
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PLUS: AUTO RACING; Fisher First Woman To Win I.R.L. Pole
NYTimes - over 14 years
Sarah Fisher, a 21-year-old in her fourth season in the Indy Racing League, became the first woman to win the pole position in a major race yesterday. She nudged Billy Boat from the top spot in qualifying for the Belterra Casino Indy 300 in Sparta, Ky. Fisher, who turned a lap on the mile-and-a-half Kentucky Speedway tri-oval at a track-record
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PLUS: AUTO RACING; Indy 500 Qualifying Is Washed Out
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Rain washed away the second of three days of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 yesterday and increased the pressure on drivers hoping to fill the remaining nine positions in the 33-car field. Twenty-four cars qualified Saturday. Because of the first complete rainout of an Indy qualifying day in 12 years, the remaining contenders will have to wait
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PLUS: AUTO RACING; Gordon Crashes But Wins in Backup
NYTimes - almost 16 years
After wrecking his car moments after The Winston began, Jeff Gordon thought his race was over. But this was an all-star event, and anything goes. So Nascar allowed him to bring out his backup car and, after a mad scramble by his Hendrick Motorsports team to get the car ready to race, Gordon drove it to victory at Concord, N.C., early yesterday
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AUTO RACING; Hotfooted Latecomer Will Start On the Pole
NYTimes - over 16 years
Greg Ray is a rebel, albeit one who wears mousse and crisply pleated pants. His parents fiercely prohibited him from racing cars or doing anything remotely dangerous growing up in Plano, Tex. They told him he could not have Go Karts, Jet Skis or even the sports car he had saved money for by working throughout high school. Because Ray could not have
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AUTO RACING; Boat Beats Deadline To Qualify for Indy 500
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Car owners and drivers played a game of high-stakes, high-speed musical chairs trying to fill the 33-car field for the 84th running of the Indianapolis 500. A. J. Foyt took a gamble on one of his former drivers in an untested car, and with no time to spare, Billy Boat was the last to earn a spot for the race. On Saturday, just about all of the big
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AUTO RACING; Brack's Victory Does Indeed Compute
NYTimes - over 17 years
The white flag waved, signaling there was only one lap remaining in the Indianapolis 500 today, and the only thing Kenny Brack could do was hope that his calculations were right. Race cars can run only 30 laps around the Brickyard on a tank of fuel, right? Brack did the math. And according to his figures, Robby Gordon's car should already be out of
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AUTO RACING; Late Move Makes It 4 in a Row For Gordon
NYTimes - over 18 years
Jeff Gordon needed a little magic for his drive into the record book yesterday. He got it from his pit crew. Gordon became the seventh driver in modern Nascar history to win four consecutive races, coming from far back to take the Pepsi 400 in Brooklyn, Mich. It was his first victory at Michigan Speedway. ''This is just unbelievable to win four in
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PLUS: AUTO RACING; Driver Recovering
NYTimes - over 18 years
The race driver Billy Boat was listed in good condition and was walking on crutches yesterday, two days after surgery at Methodist Hospital for injuries he suffered in a crash during the New England 200. Boat, who started from the pole in the Indianapolis 500 in May and won at Texas on June 6, was involved in a four-car crash on the 95th lap of
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