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Tony Lee Bettenhausen

  • Birth 30 Oct 1951 Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 14 Feb 2000 Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Section 58, Lot 110
  • Memorial ID 8656

Auto Race Car Driver. Youngest son of racing legend Melvin "Tony" Bettenhausen. Veteran of 11 Indianapolis 500-mile classics, with best finish of 7th in 1981, his rookie start. Was one of the few car owner-drivers in Indy Car racing in recent years. Last competed in the Indianapolis 500 in 1993 and became a full-time car owner thereafter. Killed in tragic plane crash near Lexington, KY with wife Shirley (daughter of former Indianapolis racing star Jim McElreath) and friends/business partners Russell Roberts and Larry Rangel.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8656
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tony Lee Bettenhausen (30 Oct 1951–14 Feb 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8656, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .