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Melvin (Tony)

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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
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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