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Foyt Wins at Nassau

Dec. 8, 1963 - A.J. Foyt (pictured left with Stirling Moss), a crew-cut Texan who drives anything on wheels, breezed to a record-breaking victory in the 250-mile Nassau trophy road race today in The Bahamas, finishing almost a lap ahead of Pedro Rodriguez of Mexico City. Foyt, driving a Mecom Scarab Chevrolet, never was threatened after taking the lead on the 27th lap from Roger Penske, of Warrington, Pa., whose Zerex Chevy was forced out. Penske had led from the first lap in the duel over the 4.5-mile Oakes Field course. Foyt, 1961 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1963 big car racing champ, picked up $5,250 in prize money. His average of 95.383 m.p.h. broke the old record of 87.549 set by Chuck Daigh and Lance Reventlow in 1958.


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