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1954 Mid-South 250


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NASCAR Grand National race number 35 of 37
Sunday, October 10, 1954 at Memphis-Arkansas Speedway, LeHi, AR
167 laps on a 1.500 mile dirt track (250.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:51
Average Speed: 89.013 mph
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 12,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 87   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'54 Oldsmobile1672,750running17
2 3   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson1621,150running0
3 242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Chrysler161850axle150
4 92   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson161700running0
5 4   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'54 Hudson160500running0
6 114   Slick Smith Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile160400running0
7 98   Marvin Panch Beryl Jackson'54 Oldsmobile158400running0
8 189   Lou Figaro Lou Figaro'54 Hudson154300running0
9 14   Hershel McGriff Frank Christian'54 Oldsmobile154300running0
10 44   Gober Sosebee Elmer Brooks'52 Oldsmobile153300running0
11 23   Jimmie Lewallen George Miller'53 Hudson153200running0
12 10   Van Van Wey Van Van Wey'54 Ford149300running0
13 27   Erick Erickson Chalmers Buick Co.   (Erick Erickson)'54 Buick147300piston0
14 85   Charles Hardiman  '54 Hudson146200running0
15 6   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge146300running0
16 08   Frank Smith  '54 Ford144100running0
17 100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'54 Oldsmobile138100running0
18 86   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'54 Mercury138200running0
19 68   John Erickson  '53 Dodge137100vapor lock0
20 202   Bo Fields  '54 Plymouth137200running0
21 148   Chuck Hansen  '53 Oldsmobile13550running0
22 71   Tim Flock Atlanta Muffler'54 Hudson12950running0
23 90   Charles Merrill Frank Bielarski'53 Hudson12950running0
24 93   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'51 Hudson12950running0
25 15   Ed Massey  '50 Plymouth12750running0
26 52   Joe Guide Sally Guide'52 Hudson12550running0
27 25   Bill Widenhouse Bob Widenhouse'54 Oldsmobile12050running0
28 485   Robert Slensby  '50 Plymouth11750running0
29 47   Jim McLain  '50 Ford11250running0
30 291   C.H. Dingler C.H. Dingler'51 Hudson10850running0
31 188   Hooker Hood Hooker Hood'54 Oldsmobile10250running0
32 82   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson9950fuel line0
33 51   Lloyd Chick  '53 Oldsmobile9450running0
34 13   Joel Million Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile9250rear end0
35 76   Leland Sewell  '52 Chrysler8450crash0
36 58   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'54 Mercury7450fuel pump0
37 33   Jimmy Ayers Jimmy Ayers'54 Dodge6850gasket0
38 599   Bud Chaddock  '53 Hudson6650spindle0
39 91   Laird Bruner Carmen Amica'53 Oldsmobile6250transmission0
40 18   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'54 Hudson6150gasket0
41 133   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson55 vapor lock0
42 100   Charles Brinkley  '51 Hudson51 vapor lock0
43 176   Dutch Munsinger  '53 Dodge46 transmission0
44 5   Ray Duhigg Joe Blair'54 Mercury43 steering0
45 280   Roscoe Rann  '53 Lincoln33100tie rod0
46 7   Jim Reed Jim Reed'53 Hudson31 gasket0
47 88   Jim Paschal Ernest Woods'54 Oldsmobile27 piston0
48 X-2   Dave Terrell Bob Colvin'54 Packard18100engine0
49 317   Lucky Walters  '54 Hudson18 a frame0
50 49   Harold Lutz  '53 Oldsmobile1150piston0
51 117   Junior Johnson Paul Whiteman'54 Cadillac1050piston0
52 112   Richard Jones  '52 Chrysler1 crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lee Petty1150150
  Buck Baker15116717