Bill Simpson

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Bill Simpson at the 2015 Indianapolis 500

Bill Simpson (March 14, 1940 – December 16, 2019) was an American racecar driver and businessman. He was best known as a key figure in the racing safety business with his company Simpson Performance Products. He left Simpson Performance in a controversy surrounding Dale Earnhardt's death.

He was added into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2003.[1] He was the author of the book Racing Safely, Living Dangerously, and its sequel, Through the Fire.

Simpson died of stroke-related problems in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 16, 2019 at the age of 79.[2]

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  1. Bill Simpson at the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
  2. "Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke". Fox News. December 16, 2019.

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