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DePalma

Updated: Nov 18, 2019

DePalma's total of 613 laps led stood as the all-time Indy lap leader record for over half a decade until tied by Al Unser on the 200th lap of the 1987 Indianapolis 500, and it was broken the following year.dited with winning 24 American Champ car races. His entry at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame estimates that he won about 2,000 races.  DePalma estimated that he had earned $1.5 million by 1934 after racing for 27 years, which was a considerable sum in its day. 


DePalma's total of 613 laps led stood as the all-time Indy lap leader record for over half a decade until tied by Al Unser on the 200th lap of the 1987 Indianapolis 500, and it was broken the following year.


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