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Today in History: April 16

April 16, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1950: Twenty-eight cars begin the 11th Cup race in history, but only seven are running at the end of a 150-lap race on Langhorne (Pa.) Speedway's 1-mile dirt track. Curtis Turner leads 59 laps and gets the checkered flag more than a lap ahead of Lloyd Moore. Jimmy Florian finishes third, six laps back. Fourth-place Tim Flock is one of the DNFs (spindle); he leads 37 laps and finishes 11 laps back.