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People in the world of motorsports inspire us with their daring and their skill. The death of a NASCAR or Indy great can conjure memories of their past accomplishments and create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia. This memorial site was created to honor and remember motorsports legends, as well as the journalists and broadcasters who have celebrated their achievements.
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Motorsports Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Gary Bettenhausen

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway say race car driver Gary Bettenhausen has died. He was 72. Bettenhausen was a member of a famous racing family and a veteran of open-wheel competition who drove in 21 Indianapolis 500s between 1968 and 1993. His best finish was third in 1980. He led 138 laps of the 1972 race and was the top qualifier in 1991. Bettenhausen's father, Tony, also was an Indianapolis 500 veteran who was killed in a practice crash at...
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