June 14: Front-wheel-drive Packard sets a 148-mph speed record on this date in 1928

To celebrate the opening of its test track in Utica, Mich., on June 13, 1928, the Packard Motor Co. asked racer Leon Duray to attempt a top-speed run on its new oval. Duray, fresh from running from the pole at the Indianapolis 500 that year in the Miller 91 Packard Cable Special, hit 148 mph [...]
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