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 Tony Lee Bettenhausen

Tony Lee Bettenhausen

Birth
Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 Feb 2000 (aged 48)
Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 58, Lot 110
Memorial ID 8656 · View Source
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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 .