HE WHO HAS THE MOST FUN AT THE
CHECKERED FLAG WINS!
The Ole Days
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