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Tiny Lund

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Birthday
14, 1929
Birthplace
Harlan, IA
Death Date
Aug 17, 1975 (45)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1929
Birthplace
Harlan, IA
Death Date
Aug 17, 1975 (45)

About

NASCAR racer who won the 1963 Daytona 500 and the 1968, 1970 and 1971 Grand American Championships.

Before Fame

His ironic nickname, "Tiny," was based on his large frame: he was 6'6" and weighed 270 pounds.

Trivia

He saved the life of his friend, Marvin Panch, when he pulled him out of his flipped and burning car at the 1963 Daytona 500.

Family Life

He was born DeWayne Louis Lund in Harlan, Iowa, and had a son named Christopher.

Associated With

He famously argued with Lee Petty before a 1957 race; the conflict ended only when Petty's mother stepped in and hit Lund with her purse.