Throwback: Turner wins second NASCAR Grand Nationals at Langhorne

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

As we continue to look back on the history of Langhorne Speedway, Curtis Turner won the second NASCAR Grand National at Langhorne Speedway in Langhorne, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 16th, 150. He also won the inaugural NASCAR Grand National event in 1949.

Turner drove the Eanes Motor Co.-sponsored car for John Eanes to victory lane. He led 59 of the 150 laps in his ‘50 Oldsmobile. He received $1,500 for the win.

This is Turner’s first win of the season. Harold Kite won the season-opener at Daytona Beach, while Tim Flock won the Charlotte race.

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Lloyd Moore was the second-place finisher. He was driving a car for Julian Buesink in his ‘49 Lincoln.

Jimmy Florian round out the Top 3. He finished third in the Euclid Motor Co. for Jimmy Florian in his ‘50 Ford.

Besides Turner leading 59 laps, Flock also led 37 laps. Ray Erickson also led 31 laps, while Bill Rexford led 18 laps, and Bill Blair led five laps.

Turner was the only car that completed all 150 laps. Out of the 28 cars, only seven cars finished with a ‘running’ status.

Nine of the cars had overheating problems. Six of the cars had engine problems. Two cars had hose problems, while one car crashed, another had a rear-end problem, and one had a spindle problem.

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