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Today in History: November 18

November 18, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1941: Happy 70th birthday, Gary Bettenhausen, who is enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Bettenhausen started eight Cup races, three in 1967 and five in 1974. His best finish among his four top-10s was his only top-five, a fourth-place run in 1974 at Michigan. Bettenhausen made 154 starts in Indy cars, winning six times.