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September 7, 1896
First auto race on a track
The first auto race on a racetrack was won by A. H. Whiting on September 7, 1896, in Cranston, Rhode Island. Whiting made history before a crowd of 40,000 as he circled the track at the unbelievable speed of 24 mph.
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