Pete Depaolo

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Birthday
15, 1898
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Nov 26, 1980 (82)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1898
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Nov 26, 1980 (82)

About

Open-wheel racer who won the 1925 Indianapolis 500, and was posthumously inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1995.

Before Fame

He witnessed his first race in 1919; three years later, he was competing in the Indy 500.

Trivia

He retired in 1934, following an 11-day crash-caused coma.

Family Life

His uncle, Ralph DePalma, was a very successful racer.

Associated With

Following his racing days, he had a short but successful stint as a NASCAR team owner, where he led many great drivers, including Buck Baker.