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1954 Wilkes 160


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NASCAR Grand National race number 37 of 37
Sunday, October 24, 1954 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps* on a .625 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:30:20
Average Speed: 65.175 mph
Pole Speed: 77.612 mph
Cautions: 4
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 8,500
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
17 9   Donald Thomas Herb Thomas'53 Hudson14425running0
16 13   Joel Million Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile14425running0
29 28   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile33 piston0
18 126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge14425running0
19 103   Billy Minter Clyde Minter'54 Chevrolet12025running0
20 71   Ken Pace Ken Pace'49 Hudson12025running0
21 61   Ned Jarrett Mellie Bernard'53 Oldsmobile114 spindle0
22 5   Jimmie Lewallen Joe Blair'54 Mercury90 tie rod0
23 182   Cotton Owens  '51 Hudson87 piston0
24 77   Fred Dove Ken Pace'51 Hudson56 gas tank0
25 33   Jim Frey  '52 Hudson52 engine0
26 8   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson51 gasket0
27 51   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'54 Oldsmobile42 radiator0
15 1   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash14525running0
14 188   Hooker Hood Hooker Hood'54 Oldsmobile14625running0
2 87   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'54 Oldsmobile157650running0
31 7   Gwyn Staley Paul Whiteman'54 Cadillac15 vapor lock0
4 143   Slick Smith Frank Christian'51 Oldsmobile156350running0
30 B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'53 Oldsmobile20 spindle0
6 98   Marvin Panch Beryl Jackson'54 Oldsmobile154250running0
7 6   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge153200running0
8 2   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Hudson151150running0
9 19   Clyde Minter Ken Pace'50 Mercury151100running0
10 82   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson150100running0
11 18   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'54 Hudson15025running0
12 88   Jim Paschal Ernest Woods'54 Oldsmobile14925running0
13 187   Lou Figaro Lou Figaro'54 Hudson14625crash0
28 100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'54 Oldsmobile37 gas tank0
1 114   Hershel McGriff Air Lift   (Frank Christian)'54 Oldsmobile1571,000running74
5 23   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson156300running83
32 342   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Chrysler12 hub0
3 592   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson157450running0
* Race shortened to 157 laps due to crash.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dick Rathman18282
  Hershel McGriff83831
  Dick Rathman84841
  Hershel McGriff8515773