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Spen's Timekilling Projects writes:
"1954 gets a dose of Latford!"
Posted by Spen on October 16, 2013
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1. Lee Petty 5367 (157.8 PPR)
2. Herb Thomas 5186 (-151)
3. Buck Baker 5118 (-249)
4. Dick Rathman 5011 (-356)
5. Joe Eubanks 4542 (-825)
6. Hershel McGriff 3455 (-1912)
7. Jim Paschal 3236 (-2131)
8. Dave Terrell 3235 (-2132)
9. Blackie Pitt 3010 (-2357)
10. Jimmie Lewallen 2746 (-2621)
11. Ralph Liguori 2739 (-2628)
12. Laird Bruner 2567 (-2800)
13. Bill Blair 2397 (-2970)
14. Gober Sosebee 2227 (-3140)
15. (Al Keller 1886 (-3481)
16. Eddie Skinner 1738 (-3629)
17. Curtis Turner 1537 (-3830)
18. Clyde Minter 1468 (-3899)
19. Marvin Panch 1405 (-3962)
20. Elton Hildreth 1375 (-3992)
21. Ray Duhigg 1340
22. Fred Dove 1321
23. Arden Mounts 1244
24. Bob Welborn 1232
25. Donald Thomas 1160
26. John Soares 1040
27. Ted Chamberlain 1032
28. Joel Million 923
29. Jim Reed 910
30. Walt Flinchum 880
31. Speedy Thompson 826
32. (Don Oldenberg 754)
33. (Billy Irvin 742)
34. Jim Clark 713
35. Erick Erickson 706
36. Slick Smith 665
37. Jack Smith 650
38. Russ Helper 645
39. Lloyd Dane 627
40. Fireball Roberts 612
41. Bill Amick 600
42. (Fonty Flock 588)
43. (Emory Lewis 570)
44. Bill Widenhouse 561
45. (Ben Gregory 559)
46. Tim Flock 558
47. Dink Widenhouse 553
48. Harvey Eakin 547
49. Danny Letner 523
50. Ken Fisher 522
51. Stan Kross 510
52. Chuck Hansen 492
53. Parks Surratt 484
54. Bud Harless 476
55. (Virgil Stockton 470)
56. (Eddie Riker 460)
57. Joe Valente 459
58. Woody Brown 442
59. Ted Rambo 434
60. Charlie Creger 433
61. Tommie Elliott 418
62. Jim Cook 410
63. Elbert Allen 409
64. Lou Figaro 404
65. Art Watts 397
tie 66. Tony Nelson 390
Pop McGinnis 390
68. Joe Bill O'Dell 385
69. Billy Minter 382
70. (Andy Winfree 360)
71. John McGinley 357
tie 72. (Chuck Meekins 348)
(Jack Clarke 348)
74. Junior Johnson 347
75. Johnny Patterson 343
76. Perk Brown 342
77. Bill West 334
78. Sam Hawks 331
79. Cotton Owens 330
80. C.H. Dingler 329
81. Allen Adkins 325
82. Robert Caswell 323
83. (Bill Smith 316)
84. Otis Martin 315
85. Van Van Wey 312
86. (Clyde Palmer 298)
87. (Bucky Sager 294)
88. (Frank Stutts 291)
89. Dean Pelton 288
90. Peck Peckham 285
tie 91. Bill Bade 280
Jim Graham 280
93. Rick Henderson 276
94. Bob Havemann 272
95. Bill Barker 271
96. Whitey Brainerd 270
97. Charles Pemberton 258
tie 98. George Parrish 255
Ernie Young 255
tie 100. Paul Pettit 252
Floyd Curtis 252
tie 102. (George Seeger 237)
Dick Carter 237
104. George Clark 233
tie 105. Eddie Pagan 227
Bill Stammer 227
107. Cliff Roberts 224
108. Jim Heath 223
109. Dick Hallock 213
110. Gwyn Staley 212
111. Ned Jarrett 209
112. Joe Bossard 206
113. Ronnie Kohler 198
114. (Bob Flock 197)
115. Mike Brown 194
116. John Dodd, Sr. 193
117. Hassell Reid 192
tie 118. Hooker Hood 191
Al Neves 191
120. (Fred Bince 188)
tie 121. Fred Starr 185
H.R. Kahl 185
Gene Laughlin 185
tie 124. Bud Diamond 182
(Ken Pace 182)
Jim Gillette 182
tie 127. Mel Kruger 179
(Wimpy Ervin 179)
(Mason Bright 179)
130. Ed Paskovich 174
tie 131. Tex Brooks 173
Joe Guide 173
tie 133. Gifford Wood 170
Dick Ross 170
tie 135. Jimmy Ayers 164
(Bill Chevalier 164)
Gene Holcomb 164
138. (Bill Claren 160)
139. Ed Normi 158
tie 140. (Bob Grossman 155)
Herschel Buchanan 155
142. (Ted Lee 152)
143. (Harry LaVois 150)
144. Dick Zimmerman 149
tie 145. Joe Weatherly 146
(Chuck Garrett 146)
Dick Garlington 146
(Howard Phillippi 146)
149. Charles McDuffie 143
150. John Dodd, Jr. 142
151. Red Ortwein 140
152. Charlie Mincey 138
153. Pete Moxley 137
tie 154. Tommy Moon 134
Gary Mathieson 134
(Bill Moore 134)
tie 157. Don White 130
Bobby Courtwright 130
Al Metz 130
(Clare Lawicki 130)
John Smith 130
(Bill Tuten 130)
tie 163. Elmo Langley 128
Bill Cleveland 128
tie 165. (Earl Beer 127)
(Hal Ruyle 127)
(Chuck Neale 127)
Dick Sanford 127
Buster Whaley 127
tie 170. Roland LaRue 124
(Phillips Bell 124)
Ken Reeder 124
Don Welch 124
(Jack Cumiford 124)
Sam Smith 124
Gene Comstock 124
tie 177. Johnnny Roberts 122
Eddie Van Horn 122
tie 179. (Byron King 121)
(Jerry Wimbish 121)
Bob Tyrell 121
(Tom Rivers 121)
(Bud Bennett 121)
Dick Vermillion 121
Charles Hardiman 121
tie 186. (Allan Clarke 118)
(Jack Conley 118)
Bill Galdarisi 118
Elmer Musclow 118
(Art Dugan 118)
(Hank Russ 118)
(Ken Taylor 118)
(Al Watkins 118)
194. (Charles Brinkley 116)
tie 195. (Tom Drake 115)
(J. Kilgore 115)
(Billy Vee 115)
(Frank Ropp 115)
(Andy Biddle 115)
Gene Roberts 115
(Frank Smith 115)
tie 202. (Ed Samples 112)
Matt Gowen 112
(Al Bolinger 112)
Bob Schwingle 112
(Sam Pearson 112)
(Dick Jennette 112)
(Eli Vukovich 112)
Reds Kagle 112
tie 210. (Cotton Hodges 109)
Ralph Dutton 109
Jim Ewing 109
(Ted Wright 109)
(Ken Kiser 109)
(Marian Pagan 109)
Bub King 109
tie 217. (Paul Phipps 106)
(Wallace Simpson 106)
(Fred Cole 106)
(Danny Curley 106)
(Richard Brownlee 106)
John Erickson 106
223. Harold Nash 104
tie 224. Marshall Harless 103
(John Kieper 103)
George Cole 103
Bo Fields 103
tie 228. Artie Mitchell 100
(Jack Harrison 100)
(Arley Scranton 100)
Hank Chaffee 100
(Dick Grice 100)
(Legs Whitcomb 100)
Nick Spano 100
(Bill Lone 100)
Carl Burris 100
tie 237. (Richard Brown 97)
Dick Stone 97
(Bob Rose 97)
Jim Luke 97
(Slim Brown 97)
(George Norvath 97)
(Bill Blackwell 97)
tie 244. (Joe Martin 94)
(Bill Williams 94)
(Jerry Keyes 94)
Ash Tharrett 94
Hilly Rife 94
(Bay Darnell 94)
Charles Blewitt 94
Charles Merrill 94
tie 252. Pete Stewart 91
(Irv Atkinson 91)
(Bob Deehan 91)
(Junie Lancaster 91)
tie 256. (Red Duvall 88)
(Arnold Ladd 88)
(Walter Milczarski 88)
(Andy Bruni 88)
Ed Massey 88
(Jim Frey 88)
262. Ed DeWolff 86
tie 263. (Jim Jones 85)
(Bill Weiman 85)
(Sonny Walters 85)
(Dick Kable 85)
Walt Harvey 85
Jim Cooper 85
tie 269. Bill Harrison 82
Buck Mason 82
Dan Danello 82
tie 272. (Jack Spearman 79)
Wally Branston 79
E.J. Turner 79
Robert Slensby 79
tie 276. (Nero Steptoe 76)
(Allen Heath 76)
(Don Johnson 76)
(Ronnie Hayes 76)
Art Faber 76
John Ford 76
(Jim McLain 76)
283. (Frank Hannellburg 73)
tie 284. Clarence Burch 70
(Dick Freeman 70)
Bob Haden 70
(John Lindsay 70)
tie 288. Fran Jischke 67
Leon Lundy 67
tie 290. (G. McBride 64)
(Don Woodard 64)
Lloyd Chick 64
tie 293. Virgil Livengood 61
(Vince Gray 61)
(Shelby Colby 61)
Johnny Zeke 61
297. Leland Sowell 58
tie 298. (Jimmy Florian 52)
(Dick Keene 52)
Volney Schulze 52
Joe Sheppard 52
tie 302. (B. Fisher 49)
Bud Chaddock 49
304. (J. Christopher 46)
305. (George Rogge 43)
tie 306. Bob Sampson 40
(Jack Farnell 40)
Dizzy Dean 40
Glen Wood 40
tie 310. Billy Rafter 37
(F. Ballantine 37)
Chris Miller 37
tie 313. (Hap Jones 34)
(M.R. Peterson 34)
Dutch Munsinger 34
tie 316. (William Kearney 28)
(Roscoe Rann 28)
318. (Jim Romine 22)
319. Joe Bell 19
tie 320. Bob Kennedy 16
(Lucky Walters 16)
tie 322. (Art Binkley 13)
Jimmy Thompson 13
(Harold Lutz 13)
325. Bill Morgan 10
tie 326. Ernest Palmer 7
(Richard Jones 7)
328. Bill Cornwall 4
tie 329. Dominic Persicketti 1
George Osborne 1
Al Neal 1
Tommy Thompson 1
Kenneth Bridge 1
(Leslie Young 1)
Victor Geisler 1
Bill Tanner 1
(Jim Lacy 1)
338. (Pepper Cunningham 0)

Point leaders
Herb Thomas week 1
Buck Baker week 2, 4-6, 8-11
Lee Petty week 3, 7, 12-37

Manufacturers:
320 Oldsmobiles
294 Hudsons
128 Dodges
114 Plymouths
83 Fords
44 Mercurys
32 Chryslers
27 Nashs
14 Studebakers
13 Jaguars
11 Lincolns
11 Buicks
10 Chevrolets
7 Packards
6 Henry Js
6 Cadillacs
5 MGs
3 Willyses
2 Pontiacs
1 Kaiser
1 Austin Healey
1 Morgan
1 Porsche

Laps led by manufacturer:
Hudson: 2846
Oldsmobile: 1719
Chrysler: 655
Dodge: 256
Jaguar: 28
Plymouth: 8

There were an average of 30.65 cars per race

Drivers by state/province
California 48
North Carolina 32
New Jersey 30
New York 29
Unknown 28
Maryland 18
Pennsylvania 18
Georgia 16
Michigan 13
Ohio 13
Virginia 13
Alabama 8
Florida 8
Kentucky 8
Tennessee 7
Connecticut 6
Indiana 6
West Virginia 6
Illinois 5
Oregon 4
South Carolina 4
Iowa 3
Missouri 2
Arkansas 1
Arizona 1
Delaware 1
Kansas 1
Louisiana 1
Minnesota 1
Mississippi 1
Nevada 1
Ontario 1
Saskatchewan 1
Texas 1
Wisconsin 1
Wyoming 1

By age:
3 drivers born in the 1900's
26 drivers born in the 1910's
78 drivers born in the 1920's
17 drivers born in the 1930's
214 unknowns

Oldest known driver: Ted Chamberlain (48)
Youngest known driver: Tommie Elliott (18)
Average age: 30.15
Oldest race winner: Lee Petty (40)
Youngest race winner: Hershel McGriff (26)
Average winning age: 32.75

Using F1 points:
1. Lee Petty 461
2. Herb Thomas 446
3. Buck Baker 408
4. Dick Rathman 383
5. Hershel McGriff 249
6. Joe Eubanks 195
7. Al Keller 130
8. Curtis Turner 111
9. Jim Paschal 103
10. Jimmie Lewallen 84

Any corrections, additions or anything else would be greatly appreciated.
Spen


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