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Helmet of Gary Bettenhausen

Flag of U.S.A. Gary Bettenhausen

nationality American hometown Tinley Park, Illinois

Racing highlights

19831stUSAC National Silver Crown
19801stUSAC National Silver Crown
19711stUSAC National Sprint Car Series
19702ndUSAC National Sprint Car Series
19691stUSAC National Sprint Car Series
19682ndUSAC National Sprint Car Series
19673rdUSAC National Midget Series

Racing career summary

Races entered624
Wins65
Podiums142
Pole positions4
Fastest laps2
Race win percentage10.4%
Podium percentage22.8%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1996Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1994Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1993Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1992Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1991Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1990Racing3 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing8 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing5 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing8 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing8 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1985Racing7 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing5 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1983Racing12 races3 wins3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1982Racing19 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing13 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1980Racing32 races5 wins14 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1979Racing31 races1 win5 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1978Racing40 races2 wins5 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1977Racing40 races4 wins6 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1976Racing28 races7 wins8 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1975Racing29 races4 wins4 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1974Racing17 races2 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing37 races1 win4 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1972Racing19 races3 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1971Racing52 races5 wins14 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing54 races10 wins21 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1969Racing38 races8 wins19 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1968Racing52 races8 wins15 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1967Racing13 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing17 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1965Racing13 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1964Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1963Racing10 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Gary Bettenhausen

1996 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bettenhausen Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-25 (Mercedes-Benz)
Click to show race results for PPG Indy Car World Series 1996.

1994 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bettenhausen Motorsports
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-22 (Ilmor)

1994 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1993 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Menard
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T93/00 (Buick)

1992 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Menard
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1991 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
29th1Team Menard
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Menard
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Delrose/Holt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 Crestliner Vans USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
38th123Bettenhausen Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Mann
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 Crestliner Vans USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bettenhausen Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Delrose-Holt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1988 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Schied Tire Center
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1988 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Delrose-Holt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1987 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
24th10Gohr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1987 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Ralph Wilke
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1986 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
32nd2Leader Cards Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 85C (Cosworth)
March 86C (Cosworth)

1986 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Delrose/Holt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1985 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Leader Cards Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 85C (Cosworth)

1985 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Delrose/Holt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1985 Crestliner Vans USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
15th85Batista
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1984 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
37th3H&R Racing, California Cooler, Pace Racing, Leader Cards Racing, Patrick Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 82C (Coswoth)
March 83C (Cosworth)
March 84C (Cosworth)
Wildcat Mk. X (Cosworth)

1984 USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1983-84 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th400
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1983 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
34th1H&R Racing, Provimi Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 82C (Cosworth)
Spirit 83 (Chevrolet)

1983 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Delrose - Holt Racing Associates Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
93301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1982 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
15th48
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1982 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Delrose/Holt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981-82 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th366Hopkins
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lightning (Cosworth)

1981 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
15th42
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Delrose/Holt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5030?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
12th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
9th1057
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Wildcat (DGS)
Wildcat (Offenhauser)
Orbiter (Cosworth)

1980 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Delrose/Holt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7460?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16160?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1979 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bozard
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1979 USAC Mini-Indy Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th330
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3021?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1979 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Delrose/Holt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1979 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th1008Armstrong Molding, Oberdorfer
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
King (Chevrolet)
Wildcat (DGS)
Wildcat (Offenhauser TC)

1979 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
14th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
19th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
18110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC Mini-Indy Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th453
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0King
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
29th294Oberdorfer
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
King 76 (Offenhauser)

1977 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3330?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1977 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
16th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1977 USAC Mini-Indy Series

PositionPointsTeam
26th20
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1977 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Armstrong
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1977 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th850Joe Hunt Magneto, Agajanian Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser)
King (Offenhauser)

1976 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3330?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
12th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20440?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Santello
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Gerhardt Racers, Joe Hunt Magneto
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Eagle Offenhauser)

1975 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
11th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
17220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1975 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Santello
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1975 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th745Fred Gerhardt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser)

1975 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1974 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
43rd49
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Matador

1974 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
23rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1974 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
22nd260Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren (Offenhauser)

1973 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th2093Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15141?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16C (Offenhauser TC)

1973 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
15th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1973 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Roger Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge,1972 AMC Matador

1972 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th790Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16B (Offenhauser TC)

1972 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
19th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1972 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1972 Dodge Charger

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th1800Don Gerhardt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)

1971 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Willie Davis
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
28590?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Ford)

1971 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Harry Turner
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8030?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bay Darnell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1971 Dodge

1970 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Willie Davis,Bob Lockard
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
287150?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th710Don Gerhardt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Chevrolet)
Ward (Ford)
Ward (Offenhauser)
Edmunds (Offenhauser)

1970 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Harry Turner, Leonard Faas,Doug Caruthers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11250?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1969 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Willie Davis
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
238160?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th970Don Gerhardt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15030?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Ward (Offenhauser)

1968 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
277120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th1595Don Gerhardt Racing, Joe Hunt Magneto
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
25130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Ford)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Ward (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)

1967 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford

1967 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
???0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
47th60Joe Hunt Magneto
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)

1967 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
43rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1967 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bettenhausen Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1966 Ford

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Lynch
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Halibrand (Offenhauser)

1966 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bettenhausen Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1965 Dodge

1964-65 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bettenhausen Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1965 Dodge

1964 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1964 Dodge

1963 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1963 Dodge
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