January 2010 Issue
As a subscriber to Circle Track since the beginning in 1982, I must tell you that I particularly enjoyed the background photo on the cover of the Jan. 2010 issue. The photo must have been taken at the June 29, 1952 Motor City 250 NASCAR race at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. The No. 59 car is a '52 Chrysler owned by Julian Buesink and being driven by Lloyd Moore. The No. 174 is Bill Rexford in a '51 Nash.
Buesink, Moore, and Rexford were all from Chautauqua County in Western New York. In 1950, Rexford and Moore were teammates on the two-car NASCAR team owned by Buesink. Rexford won the NASCAR Grand National Championship that season, while Moore finished Fourth in points behind his teammate, Fireball Roberts and Lee Petty. Rexford, 23 years old at the time, remains the youngest champion of NASCAR's premier division.
All three gentlemen were inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in honor of their outstanding racing careers. For more detailed infor-mation about these three NASCAR pioneers, including photos, I invite you and the readers of Circle Track to visit our website www.chautauquasportshallofame.org.
Randy Anderson, Vice-President
Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame
Thanks for writing in. You correctly identified that picture according to our archives. Folks, go check out that website for some great vintage racing info!