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 Dennis “Duke” Nalon

Dennis “Duke” Nalon

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 Feb 2001 (aged 87)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 20762 · View Source
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Race car driver. Nalon was a 16-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500 Classic. He won the pole position as the fastest qualifier in 1949 and 1951. His best finish was 3rd in 1948. He also had a Top Ten finish at 10th in 1951. Nalon was a personable driver who was a popular ambassador for automobile racing. He miraculously survived a fiery crash that resulted from a broken rear axle while he was leading early in the 1949 Classic.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20762
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dennis “Duke” Nalon (2 Mar 1913–27 Feb 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20762, citing Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .