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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Indianapolis 500 Winner, Dan Wheldon, Dies in Wreck [VIDEO]

Dan Wheldon, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011, has died after a fiery 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His car flew over another on lap 13 and smashed into the wall just near the 2nd turn. You can view the crash video below. Wheldon was only 33 years old. To pay their respects, drivers …

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