Tony Bettenhausen

1916 - 1961

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Melvin Eugene "Tony" Bettenhausen (September 12, 1916 – May 12, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Bettenhausen has received more than 99,180 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Tony Bettenhausen is the 629th most popular racing driver (down from 574th in 2019), the 10,077th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,894th in 2019) and the 50th most popular American Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Tony Bettenhausen ranks 629 out of 888Before him are Miguel Ángel Guerra, Pierre-Henri Raphanel, Les Leston, Beppe Gabbiani, Lance Stroll, and Leslie Marr. After him are Pascal Fabre, Skip Barber, Sam Hanks, Peter Ryan, Chanoch Nissany, and Bruce Halford.

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Among people born in 1916, Tony Bettenhausen ranks 234Before him are Walker Percy, Marie Wilson, Leslie Thorne, Günther Ortmann, Gene Mako, and Don Keefer. After him are Rochelle Hudson, Forrest J Ackerman, Beverly Cleary, Kanan Devi, Daws Butler, and Horton Foote. Among people deceased in 1961, Tony Bettenhausen ranks 147Before him are Miriam A. Ferguson, Earle Page, Victor d'Arcy, George Formby, Susanna M. Salter, and Howard P. Robertson. After him are Sam Rayburn and George Irving.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tony Bettenhausen ranks 10,077 out of 15,968Before him are Chris von Saltza (1944), Fred Hampton (1948), Carl Shy (1908), June Marlowe (1903), Edwin Thompson Jaynes (1922), and Andrew Stevens (1955). After him are Lyndsy Fonseca (1987), William S. McArthur (1951), Mike O'Malley (1966), Margaret Chase Smith (1897), Isabelle Daniels (1937), and DJ Premier (1966).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Tony Bettenhausen ranks 50Before him are Troy Ruttman (1930), Walt Faulkner (1918), Hap Sharp (1928), Johnny Thomson (1922), Pat Flaherty (1926), and Colin Edwards (1974). After him are Skip Barber (1936), Sam Hanks (1914), Peter Ryan (1940), Mauri Rose (1906), Robert O'Brien (1908), and Bob Sweikert (1926).