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FIRST ROAD-COURSE RACE & FIRST FOREIGN CAR

Before Sonoma and Watkins Glen and even before Ontario or Riverside was the first road course at an airport.  Oh yeah....before Toyota we had a foreign car win a race.

Al Keller won the International 100, a 100-lap event on a twisty two-mile track carved from the Linden, New Jersey, air-port on June 13, 1954.
He was driving a lightweight Jaguar.

It was the first and only NASCAR win ever posted by
someone driving something other than an American-made sedan.  It was also only the second time foreign cars were allowed in a NASCAR race.

The car was owned by bandleader Paul Whiteman

FROM NASCAR'S  Most Wanted by Jim McLaurin
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