Ralph DePalma

Race car driver, Deceased Person

1882 – 1956

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Who was Ralph DePalma?

Raffaele "Ralph" De Palma was an Italian-American racecar driving champion who won the 1915 Indianapolis 500. His entry at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame estimates that he won about 2,000 races. DePalma won the 1908, 1909, 1910, and 1911 American AAA national dirt track championships and is credited with winning 24 American Champ car races. He won the Canadian national championship in 1929. DePalma estimated that he had earned $1.5 million by 1934 after racing for 27 years. He is inducted in numerous halls of fame. He competed on boards and dirt road courses and ovals.

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Born
Dec 18, 1882
Troia, Apulia
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Mar 31, 1956
South Pasadena
Resting place
Holy Cross Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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