Tony Bettenhausen Jnr

Tuesday 30th October 1951

Born on this day, Tony Bettenhausen Jnr, American racing driver, who won the National Championship in 1951 and 1958. He was the son of former 14-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Tony Bettenhausen and the brother of 21-time Indy racer Gary Bettenhausen. The family holds the dubious distinction of the most combined starts in the famous race without a victory. Another brother, Merle Bettenhausen, was maimed in his only Indy Car start.

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