Dennis 'The Iron Duke' Nalon was part of the Chicago Gang along with the likes of Tony Bettenhausen. He was a midget, sprint car and Indy 500 driver. He won the 1938 East Coast AAA Sprint car championship and drove at Indy ten times but finished only 3.
Duke Nalon died 20 years ago, he was 88
An American club racer of midgets and sports cars who, aged 43, tried and failed to qualify a Cooper-Climax T51 for the 1963 Mexican Grand Prix. Subsequently he became an Indycar mechanic, worked for Howard Hughes and was a USAC official.