Former IndyCar racer and CART Chief Steward Wally Dallenbach passes away

Mooresville, North Carolina - Wally Dallenbach, a talented race driver who competed in IndyCar and the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and later became one of the most recognized Chief Stewards in CART history, died on Monday, April 29.  

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Association has confirmed his death.  

He made 181 IndyCar starts during a 15-year period, winning five. In 1973, he finished second in the United States Auto Club Champ Car standings, which served as the governing body for IndyCar.  

Dallenbach made his IndyCar debut in 1965 and his first Indianapolis 500 appearance in 1967.   

This was one of his thirteen Indianapolis 500 starts. His best finish was fourth in 1976 and 1977, when he raced for Patrick Racing with two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Gordon Johncock.  

The winner of the 1973 and 1982 Indianapolis 500s spoke about Dallenbach on Monday from his home in South Branch, Michigan.  

They were teammates from 1973 to 1977 and 1979, totaling six years.   

"He drove very safely and never took risks. You never had to worry about colliding with Wally; he would never destroy you.   

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