- Tiny Lund, a fun-loving 6-4, 260-pounder, did some lower-level racing in Iowa and served in Korea before moving to South Carolina in the mid-1950s to try NASCAR.
- Lund won the 1963 Daytona 500 as a late substitute for an injured Marvin Panch.
- He died from injuries suffered in a race in 1975 at the age of 45.
The tragic fairytale life of DeWayne Louis “Tiny” Lund likely would be considered too far-fetched for Hollywood movie-makers to consider. In some ways, it was too good to be true; in others, it was too heartbreaking to endure.
The life and times of the big man from Iowa had everything: determination, courage, acclaim for his success, an inexplicable professional slump, and unfathomable circumstances that led to his death.
Tiny Lund, a fun-loving 6-4, 260-pounder, did some lower-level racing in…