We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. We would love to hear what you think. Sponsored by Ancestry Explore more. He miraculously survived a fiery crash that resulted from a broken rear axle while he was leading early in the Classic. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Nalon was a part of the famous Chicago Gang and teamed with a youthful Tony Bettenhausen when he was starting his career. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location.

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The Chicago native became a big winner on the East Coast in midgets in the mid-thirties and also drove the big cars. Car news, reviews, motorsports, auto shows and stunning photography delivered right to your mailbox. I got burnt pretty bad on my face, but if it wasn’t for the Good Lord I wouldn’t have made it.

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Dennis “Duke” Nalon () – Find A Grave Memorial

He also had a Top Ten finish at 10th in He was a midget, sprint car and Indy driver. I was leading the race and ran out of fuel with 14 laps to go, finished third.

They qualifiedwith Nalon on the pole, and Welch told them in a pre-race conference that whichever driver led the first lap would stay in that position the rest of the way. Not only a naoon racecar driver but he was an ambassador for the sport, especially for 16th and Georgetown. After hanging his racing helmet up for good, Patrick worked for the state of Arizona and stayed close to racing by becoming a public address announcer at a variety of racetracks.


Arthur Grenier in an Amplex-powered Simplex. While Patrick pursued his fledgling racing career out west, his mission was always to race somewhere else.

It took a real different skill to run the car, and he was one who was able to figure it out. It came after veteran Ralph Hepburn suffered fatal injuries during practice on May 16, We can hope; but no.

He had severe burns to his legs which gave him trouble until his death in He miraculously survived a fiery crash that resulted from a broken rear axle while he was leading early in the Classic. Enter numeric value Enter memorial Id Year should not be greater than current year Invalid memorial Duplicate entry for memorial You have chosen this person to nqlon their own family member.

Public Name What is a Public Name? About the new site: Oops, we were unable to send the email. Duke knew Mays’ second gear was stronger so he faked a gear shift on the warm-up lap. Previous Dismiss Replay Leave feedback. He worked for 10 years for Auto Lite, lived in Phoenix, then moved back to Indianapolis. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Sparks from the dragging axle rod ignited the fuel. The ultimate proving ground for car manufacturers it was not unusual in the early days of the to have dozen or more manufacturers in field January 29, You need a Find A Grave account to add things to this site. Photo request sent successfully. Cover photo and vital information Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried.

On weekends he stays close to the passion for racing he shared with his father by working as a tour guide at IMS. Add to your scrapbook. Motorsport Network Nalob tickets Store.

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