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1954 Wilkes County 160


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NASCAR Grand National race number 7 of 37
Sunday, April 4, 1954 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps on a .625 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:27:32
Average Speed: 68.545 mph
Pole Speed: 78.698 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 20 sec
Attendance: 5,500
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 3   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson1601,000running48
2 92   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'54 Hudson160650running0
3 82   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson160450running0
4 14   Curtis Turner Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile158350running0
5 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Dodge156300running0
6 6   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge156250running0
7 23   Al Keller George Miller'54 Hudson155200running0
8 34   Andy Winfree Andy Winfree'50 Plymouth155150running0
9 80   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'54 Dodge155100running0
10 24   Jimmie Lewallen J.O. Goode'50 Plymouth154100running0
11 44   Bob Welborn Julian Petty'51 Plymouth15425running0
12 151   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'54 Oldsmobile15225running112
13 71   Fred Dove Fred Dove'54 Chevrolet14925running0
14 43   Billy Irvin Julian Petty'53 Dodge14925running0
15 87   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile14225running0
16 28   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile13925running0
17 58   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson12925crash0
18 75   Ralph Dutton  '53 Dodge7025wheel0
19 1   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash5825hose0
20 16   Ted Rambo Bob Cancro'54 Lincoln4625crash0
21 108   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson4425wheel0
22 126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge31 bearing0
23 77   Stan Kross Sam Knox'54 Hudson26 piston0
24 100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'50 Plymouth12 wheel0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gober Sosebee19494
  Dick Rathman95962
  Gober Sosebee9711418
  Dick Rathman11516046