Gary Bettenhausen

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Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 16, 2014 (72)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 16, 2014 (72)

About

21-time Indy 500 competitor, who was the 1967 and 1971 Sprint car champion.

Before Fame

He began his career racing midget cars.

Trivia

He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1993.

Family Life

His father, Tony Bettenhausen, was also a famous sprint car and Indy 500 racer.

Associated With

His best Indy 500 performance came in 1980, when he finished third behind Tom Sneva and winner Johnny Rutherford.