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During Talladega Superspeedway’s October NASCAR Playoff weekend, Lyn St. James stood by her record-setting Ford Thunderbird that will now be housed in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (located just outside Talladega Superspeedway’s Turn 4). She and the car made history at Talladega Superspeedway in 1988 by recording a speed of 212.577 mph, a record for a female driver on a closed-course.

‘Bird Has Found a New Home: Lyn St. James’ Record-Setting Thunderbird Now on Display at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame

12/13/2018Summary

Families traveling during the holiday season now have a special treat just off I-20 in Alabama. The Ford Thunderbird that made history with a record speed of 212.577 mph around Talladega Superspeedway in 1988 with driver Lyn St. James behind the wheel, is now on display at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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