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1954 Southern 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 31 of 37
Monday, September 6, 1954 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 5:16:01
Average Speed: 95.026 mph
Pole Speed: 108.261 mph
Cautions: 2 for 4 laps
Margin of Victory: 26 sec
Attendance: 28,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Buck Baker87Oldsmobile18.289   108.261    
2   Fireball Roberts25Oldsmobile18.757   105.549    
3   Hershel McGriff14Oldsmobile18.790   105.375    
4   Eddie Skinner28Oldsmobile20.840   95.009    
5   Dave Terrell26Dodge22.755   87.013    
6   Bill Amick97Oldsmobile18.748   105.611    
7   John Soares40Dodge20.567   96.270    
8   Ken Fisher4Hudson20.572   96.247    
9   Gene Comstock8Hudson21.253   93.163    
10   Ted Chamberlain93Chrysler22.574   87.709    
11   Charlie Cregar64Plymouth22.646   87.432    
12   George Parrish11Studebaker26.674   74.229    
13   Lee Petty42Chrysler18.761   103.334    
14   Joe Eubanks82Hudson19.911   99.442    
15   Ralph Liguori6Dodge19.956   99.223    
16   Cotton Owens83Hudson20.035   98.827    
17   Curtis Turner44Oldsmobile20.059   98.708    
18   Jimmie Lewallen5Mercury20.164   98.194    
19   Art Watts32Hudson20.268   97.690    
20   Dink Widenhouse29Oldsmobile20.959   94.471    
21   Arden Mounts18Hudson28.040   70.613    
22   Pop McGinnis33Hudson35.471   55.820    
23   Herb Thomas92Hudson18.722   105.757    
24   Marvin Panch98Dodge19.028   104.057    
25   Gwyn Staley7Cadillac19.481   101.637    
26   Blackie Pitt10Oldsmobile20.231   97.870    
27   Johnny Patterson58Mercury20.276   97.652    
28   Bill Widenhouse17Mercury20.771   95.325    
29   Laird Bruner21Oldsmobile21.853   90.605    
30   Charles Brinkley70Hudson22.138   89.438    
31   Harvey Eakin47Nash22.300   88.789    
32   Bill Tuten85Ford22.675   87.322    
33   Bob Welborn90Dodge22.707   87.197    
34   Jim Paschal88Oldsmobile22.808   86.538    
35   Jim Gillette27Plymouth23.259   85.123    
36   Jimmy Thompson75Oldsmobile25.142   78.752    
37   Buck Mason16Plymouth22.755   87.014    
38   Speedy Thompson12Buick   .000    
39   Erick Erickson23Buick   .000    
40   Joel Million13Oldsmobile   .000    
41   Elmo Langley53Oldsmobile   .000    
42   Otis Martin48Chrysler   .000    
43   Van Van Wey20Ford   .000    
44   Dean Pelton71Ford   .000    
45   Hassell Reid79Plymouth   .000    
46   Danny Letner43Hudson   .000    
47   Joe Sheppard15Ford   .000    
48   Frank Stutts55Ford   .000    
49   John McGinley20Hudson   .000    
50   Elton Hildreth1Nash   .000    
51   Bill Blair2Hudson   .000    
52   Dick Rathman3Hudson   .000    
53   Donald Thomas9Hudson   .000    
54   Clyde Minter19Mercury   .000    
55   Rankin Carruthers50Packard   .000    
56   Gober Sosebee51Oldsmobile   .000    
57   Kenneth Taylor62Ford   .000    
58   Fred Dove71Plymouth   .000    
59   Jimmy Graham72Ford   .000    
60   Bill Morgan77Hudson   .000    
61   Park Sarratt00Plymouth   .000    
62   Ross Morrison05Hudson   .000    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Bill Blair (#2), Parks Surratt (#00), Bill Morgan (#77), Jim Graham (#72), Fred Dove (#71), Ken Taylor (#62), Gober Sosebee (#51), Hank Carruthers (#50), Clyde Minter (#19), Donald Thomas (#9), Dick Rathman (#3), Ross Morrison (#05)