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Driver

Tony Bettenhausen

 
Details
Full NameMelvin E. Bettenhausen
Date of BirthTuesday 12 September 1916
Date of DeathFriday 12 May 1961
Age of Death44 years, 8 months
Born
Tinley Park
Illinois
USA
F1 Career
Active Years1950 - 1960
Races Contested
11  
Wins0
2nd Places1
3rd Places0
4th Places2
5th Places1
6th Places0
Average ClassificationMedian: 5, Mean: 7.71, Standard deviation: 1.89
Retirements6
Disqualifications0
Failures to qualify0
Pole Positions0
Highest Qualifying Position2nd
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 9, Mean: 12.46, Standard deviation: 2.16
Fastest Laps1
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 1, Mean: 1.00, Standard deviation: 0.00
Races Led1
Laps Led24
Race Distance Led97 km
Debut1950 Indianapolis 500
Last Race1960 Indianapolis 500
Drivers' Championships
1950 - 20th   
(1 point)
1951 - Not Classified
1952 - Not Classified
1953 - Not Classified
1954 - Not Classified
1955 - 13th   
(3 points)
  
1956 - Not Classified
1957 - Not Classified
1958 - 16th   
(4 points)
1959 - 15th   
(3 points)
1960 - Not Classified
Total Points Scored11
Records
Records Held TodayNone
Records Held At Retirement1. Most 21st Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
2. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
3. Most 15th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1957 Indianapolis 500,
4. Most 15th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500
Records Ever Broken1. Most 30th Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1952 Indianapolis 500,
2. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 Indianapolis 500,
3. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 Indianapolis 500,
4. Most 30th Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
5. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
6. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
7. Most 9th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
8. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
9. Most 30th Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
10. Most 21st Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
11. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
12. Most 15th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
13. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
14. Most 15th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
15. Most 30th Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
16. Most 21st Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
17. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
18. Most 15th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
19. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
20. Most 15th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
21. Most 30th Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
22. Most 21st Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
23. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
24. Most 15th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
25. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
26. Most 15th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
27. Most 15th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1957 Indianapolis 500

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
Bill Holland
1
1950
George Connor
1
1950
Lee Wallard
1
1950
Duane Carter
1
1951
Chuck Stevenson
2
1953
Gene Hartley
1
1953
Paul Russo
2
1955, 1957
Team RacesYears
Lou Moore
1
1950
Rotary Engineering Corp
1
1951
Earl F Slick
1
1952
J C Agajanian
1
1953
Mel B Wiggers
1
1954
H A Chapman
1
1955
Murrell Belanger
1
1956
Novi Racing Corp
1
1957
Cars Inc
1
1958
John R Wills
1
1959
Lindsey Hopkins
1
1960
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Deidt
3
1950 - 1952
Kuzma
1
1953
Kurtis Kraft
4
1954 - 1957
Epperly
2
1958 - 1959
Watson
1
1960
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Offenhauser
10
1950 - 1956, 1958 - 1960
Novi
1
1957
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Firestone
11
1950 - 1960
EntrantRacesYears
Lou Moore
1
1950
Rotary Engineering Corp
1
1951
Earl F. Slick
1
1952
J.C. Agajanian
1
1953
Mel B. Wiggers
1
1954
H.A. Chapman
1
1955
Murrell Belanger
1
1956
Novi Racing Corp
1
1957
Cars Inc
1
1958
John R. Wills
1
1959
Lindsey Hopkins
1
1960
Car ModelRacesYears
Deidt
3
1950 - 1952
Kuzma
1
1953
Kurtis Kraft 500C
3
1954 - 1956
Kurtis Kraft
1
1957
Epperly
2
1958 - 1959
Watson
1
1960
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 14
1
1950
Car 5
1
1951
Car 27
2
1952, 1957
Car 98
1
1953
Car 10
2
1954 - 1955
Car 99
1
1956
Car 33
1
1958
Car 1
1
1959
Car 2
1
1960

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