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Melvin (Tony)
Bettenhausen


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Passed away in 1961 at the age of 45.
Tony was fatally injured in practice laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Started racing in 1937


Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
USAC - Champ Car


Sprint Cars

Significant Races


Turkey Night Grand Prix - 1959
Midget
1969 - Driver - Finished first




Championships Won


USAC - Champ Car
1958 - Driver


USAC - Champ Car
1951 - Driver



Hall of Fame Inductions


Melvin (Tony) Bettenhausen is a 7 time Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee.


Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Hall of Fame
Speedway, IN
1956 - Inductee


Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Indianapolis, IN
1968 - Inductee


National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Speedway, IN
1985 - Inductee
Born in 1916 in Tinley Park, Illinois, Melvin Eugene Betten-hausen started his racing career in 1937...



International Motorsports Hall of Fame
Talladega, AL
1991 - Inductee


Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Daytona Beach, FL
1997 - Inductee


National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
Knoxville, IA
2008 - Inductee


USAC Hall of Fame
Speedway, IN
2013 - Inductee



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