Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lloyd Shaw Puts Jaguar On NASCAR Pole - June 21, 1953

June 21, 1953
In 1953, NASCAR opened up the Grand National race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, to “foreign cars.” Lloyd Shaw from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, shocked everyone in qualifying, putting a Jaguar on the pole for the NASCAR stock car race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA. Shaw qualified at 82.2 mph in the thirty-eight car field. Sadly, Shaw couldn't back it up in the race, finishing 23rd.

The race was won by Dick Rathman in a Hudson, followed by Lee Petty and Jim Paschal in Dodge's. Herb Thomas was forth in his Fabulous Racing  Hudson.

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