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12 September 1916
12 May 1961 (44)
Eddie Keizan (12 September 1944)
Jean-Louis Schlesser (12 September 1948)

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2nd (1955 Indianapolis 500)
2nd (1955 Indianapolis 500)
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11 (1 points per race avg)
3 (27.3%)
1950 Indianapolis 500
1960 Indianapolis 500

about Tony Bettenhausen

Melvin Eugene "Tony" Bettenhausen (12 September 1916 – 12 May 1961) was an American racing driver, who won the National Championship in 1951 and 1958.

Bettenhausen was nicknamed the "Tinley Park Express" in honor of his hometown. He was nicknamed "Tunney" after heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney. "Tunney" later became "Tony."

Bettenhausen was part of the midget car "Chicago Gang" with Emil Andres, Cowboy O'Rourke, Paul Russo, Jimmy Snyder, and Wally Zale. They toured tracks in the Midwest and East Coast of the United States.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor

pole positions

# event constructor

teams & teammates

season teammate
1950 Pat Flaherty
Johnnie Parsons
Sam Hanks
Fred Agabashian
Duke Dinsmore
Walt Faulkner
Jack McGrath
Jerry Hoyt
Johnny McDowell
Cecil Green
Walt Brown
Mack Hellings
Joie Chitwood
Jimmy Jackson
Kurtis Kraft compare 1950
1951 Duane Carter
Mauri Rose
Mack Hellings
Deidt compare 1951
1953 Manny Ayulo
Bob Sweikert
Pat Flaherty
Gene Hartley
Kuzma compare 1953
1954 Jim Rathmann
Duane Carter
Bill Homeier
Gene Hartley
Troy Ruttman
Paul Russo
Pat Flaherty
Johnnie Parsons
Pat O'Connor
Sam Hanks
Marshall Teague
Fred Agabashian
Bob Sweikert
Jimmy Davies
Art Cross
Bill Vukovich
Jack McGrath
Jerry Hoyt
Mike Nazaruk
Larry Crockett
Frank Armi
Ernie McCoy
Jimmy Jackson
Kurtis Kraft compare 1954
1955 Bill Homeier
Johnny Boyd
Al Herman
Paul Russo
Jimmy Daywalt
Al Keller
Pat Flaherty
Ray Crawford
Chuck Weyant
Johnnie Parsons
Ed Elisian
Pat O'Connor
Sam Hanks
Andy Linden
Fred Agabashian
Bob Sweikert
Jimmy Davies
Walt Faulkner
Cal Niday
Art Cross
Bill Vukovich
Jack McGrath
Kurtis Kraft compare 1955
1956 Rodger Ward
Jim Rathmann
Bob Veith
Bob Christie
Troy Ruttman
Eddie Russo
Johnny Boyd
Dick Rathmann
Al Herman
Paul Russo
Jimmy Daywalt
Al Keller
Ray Crawford
Jack Turner
Johnnie Parsons
Johnnie Tolan
Ed Elisian
Pat O'Connor
Sam Hanks
Andy Linden
Fred Agabashian
Duke Dinsmore
Keith Andrews
Kurtis Kraft compare 1956
1957 Eddie Johnson
Bob Christie
Don Freeland
Eddie Russo
Johnny Boyd
Paul Russo
Jimmy Daywalt
Al Keller
Bill Cheesbourg
Jack Turner
Mike Magill
Jimmy Reece
Johnnie Parsons
Johnnie Tolan
Ed Elisian
Pat O'Connor
Andy Linden
Marshall Teague
Don Edmunds
Fred Agabashian
Elmer George
Kurtis Kraft compare 1957
1958 Jimmy Bryan
George Amick
Jim Rathmann
Epperly compare 1958
1959 Paul Goldsmith
Johnny Boyd
Jimmy Bryan
Epperly compare 1959
1960 Jim Rathmann
Rodger Ward
Lloyd Ruby
Chuck Stevenson
Troy Ruttman
Len Sutton
Dick Rathmann
Watson compare 1960
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