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1955-01


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NASCAR Grand National race number 1 of 45
Sunday, November 7, 1954 at Tri-City Speedway, High Point, NC
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:35:25
Average Speed: 62.882 mph
Pole Speed: 71.942 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 0.5 lap
Attendance: 2,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1955 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1955 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 342   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Chrysler2001,000running194
2 514   Buck Baker Frank Christian'54 Oldsmobile200650running0
3 192   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson199450running0
4 451   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'54 Oldsmobile196350running0
5125   Jimmie Lewallen Joe Blair'54 Mercury196300running0
613B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'53 Oldsmobile192250running0
711111   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'54 Oldsmobile189200running0
8 88   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson187150running0
91519   Clyde Minter Ken Pace'50 Mercury178100running0
10109   Donald Thomas Herb Thomas'53 Hudson170100running0
112071   Ken Pace Ken Pace'49 Hudson15125crash0
122111   George Parrish George Parrish'53 Studebaker11225wheel0
13 213   Dick Rathman Blue Crown   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson11025clutch6
14 71   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash10225transmission0
15 982   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson9325running0
161748   John Dodd, Jr. John Dodd, Sr.'51 Hudson6825transmission0
17 67   Junior Johnson Paul Whiteman'54 Cadillac5125bearing0
181418   Bill Blair Gene Comstock'54 Hudson4325crash0
191677   Fred Dove Ken Pace'51 Hudson4025running0
201852   Bob Welborn Julian Petty'51 Plymouth1025radiator0
211980   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'51 Plymouth7 rear end0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dick Rathman166
  Lee Petty7200194