Sunday 17th August 1975
Racer DeWayne ‘Tiny’ Lund (45) was killed during the Talladega 500 in Talladega, Alabama, US. He was a journeyman racer-for-hire in the top level NASCAR Grand National Series, running partial seasons for a number of years, including a victory in the 1963 Daytona 500. Lund saw his greatest success in the NASCAR Grand American Series, where he was the season champion in three of the four full years the series was run – Lund won 41 of the 109 Grand American events that ran.
Lund stood 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighed about 270 lbs., earning the ironic nickname “Tiny”.