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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Indianapolis 500’

Gary Bettenhausen: Veteran Indy-Car Driver Dies

Indy-car legend Garr Bettenhausen has died at the age of 72, confirms officials of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Bettenhausen — of the famous Bettenhausen racing family — competed in 21 Indianapolis 500s between 1968 and 1993, finishing 3rd in 1980. He was in the lead for 138 laps of the 1972 race and was the top qualifier in 1991. Bettenhausen’s …

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Ashley Judd Celebrates Husband Dario Franchitti’s Indy Win

Ashley Judd’s husband Dario Franchitti won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, making it the third time the talented driver has seen the checkered flag wave as he crossed the finish line. Of course, Judd, who is easily Franchitti’s biggest fan, knew her spouse would come out on top. Before the race began, Judd reportedly whispered in her husband’s ear, “I’ll …

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