The Blue Crown Spark Plug teammates Mauri Rose and Bill Holland finished 1st-2nd in Lou Moore owned Deidt cars two years in a row, in 1947 and 1948. The Rose victory of 1947 was somewhat controversial when he ignored Moore’s instructions to easy, passed Holland and won. In 1949, with Holland leading and Rose again running second late in the race, Rose set out to overtake his teammate. Rose again ignored car owner Lou Moore’s “EZ” signs from the pits and continued to push in pursuit of Holland. This time, Rose’s car broke while Holland cruised home to victory—and Moore fired Rose on the spot after the race for disobeying team orders.
|1949||AAA National Championship||Indianapolis 500|
|Bill Holland||7||Lou Moore|
|Deidt FD||Offenhauser||Blue Crown Spark Plug Spl.|