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1954 Raleigh 250


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NASCAR Grand National race number 14 of 37
Saturday, May 29, 1954 at Raleigh Speedway, Raleigh, NC
250 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:22:57
Average Speed: 73.909 mph
Pole Speed: 76.66 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 10,500
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 192   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson2502,250running204
2 43   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson2481,175running34
3 314   Hershel McGriff Frank Christian'54 Oldsmobile246800running0
41242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Dodge244700running0
51380   Jimmie Lewallen George Hutchens'54 Mercury241600running0
62423   Al Keller George Miller'54 Hudson240525running0
72124   Ray Duhigg J.O. Goode'51 Plymouth236450running0
8 71   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'52 Nash235350running0
9 288   Buck Baker Ernest Woods'54 Oldsmobile233250engine2
10262   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Hudson231200running0
11286   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge230150running0
12 661   Slick Smith Slick Smith'52 Oldsmobile225150running0
132911   Eddie Riker Eddie Riker'50 Oldsmobile223100running0
1430120   Russ Hepler Walt Chapman'53 Hudson221100running0
15174   Charlie Cregar James Gess'51 Plymouth221100running0
1614126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge219100running0
1719100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'49 Plymouth218100running0
182393   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'51 Plymouth212100running0
192052   Walt Flinchum Byrd Johnson'51 Plymouth195100running0
203125   Fireball Roberts Leland Colvin'53 Oldsmobile181100rf hub0
211813   Joel Million Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile17950running0
223544   Curtis Turner Elmer Brooks'53 Oldsmobile16050driveshaft10
231621   Laird Bruner Carmen Amica'53 Oldsmobile13550bearing0
241571   Fred Dove Fred Dove'54 Chevrolet13250spindle0
25 828   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile10450ignition0
2632108   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'52 Hudson9050crash0
27 912   Speedy Thompson Buckshot Morris'53 Oldsmobile8650engine0
281087   Jim Paschal Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile7250brakes0
29 531   Donald Thomas Blue Crown   (John Ditz)'53 Hudson6650bearings0
302798   Jim Clark Jim Clark'53 Oldsmobile6250overheating0
312697   Clarence Burch Jesse Mann'52 Willys5850rear end0
323448   Gifford Wood Gifford Wood'52 Hudson5150brakes0
331182   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson2350piston0
3433103   Clyde Minter Ken Pace'51 Mercury1550gasket0
352247   Harvey Eakin Harvey Eakin'52 Nash550bearing0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker122
  Herb Thomas3112110
  Curtis Turner11312210
  Dick Rathman1231253
  Herb Thomas12616742
  Dick Rathman16819629
  Herb Thomas19925052