August 2, 2012-Happy Birthday Deacon Litz!

I know you’re thinking “Really? Deacon Litz?” Yes! Do you have your own Wikipedia page? No? Well Deacon Litz does…and you can like him on Facebook:) That makes him relevent:)

He ran 12 Indianapolis 500’s leading 49 laps in 1929.

His best finish was 4th in 1934 and his best start was 4th in 1931.

Thanks to the Jim Nise Autograph collection
Besides, how many laps have you paddled around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

Thanks to imsyellowshirt.blogspot.com for the picture

Born in DuBois, PA in 1897 he passed away in Daytona Beach, FL. January 3, 1967

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