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1954-36


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NASCAR Grand National race number 36 of 37
Sunday, October 17, 1954 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
200 laps* on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:51:07
Average Speed: 44.547 mph
Pole Speed: 53.191 mph
Cautions: 3
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
44 52   Walt Flinchum Byrd Johnson'51 Plymouth9 transmission0
32 126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge113 gas line0
31 80   Ray Duhigg George Hutchens'50 Plymouth122 overheating0
30 13   Joel Million Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile126 running0
29 77   Fred Dove Ken Pace'51 Hudson127 running0
28 71   Ken Pace Ken Pace'49 Hudson138 running0
27 491   Dick Ross Dick Ross'51 Studebaker140 crash0
26 481   Jim Cooper  '49 Ford141 overheating0
25 111   Joe Bill O'Dell Joe Bill O'Dell'49 Ford141 running0
24 V-2   Jim Gillette  '52 Plymouth148 running0
33 17   Junior Johnson Paul Whiteman Cadillac109 overheating0
34 148   Chuck Hansen  '53 Oldsmobile97 axle0
43 25   Bill Widenhouse Bob Widenhouse'53 Oldsmobile21 piston0
42 182   Cotton Owens  '50 Oldsmobile32 clutch0
41 163   Glen Wood  '50 Oldsmobile33 crash0
40 B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'53 Oldsmobile34 crash0
39 100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'53 Oldsmobile50 spindle0
38 103   Billy Minter  '54 Chevrolet63 crash0
37 11   George Parrish George Parrish'53 Studebaker65 spindle0
36 78   Hassell Reid  '50 Plymouth83 spindle0
35 6   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge84 suspension0
23 51   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'52 Oldsmobile148 radiator0
22 93   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'50 Plymouth149 running0
10 2   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Hudson160100running0
9 187   Lou Figaro Lou Figaro'54 Hudson161100running0
8 48   John Dodd, Jr. John Dodd, Sr.'51 Hudson161150running0
7 86   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'54 Mercury161200running0
6 88   Jim Paschal Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile161250running0
5 7   Jim Reed Jim Reed'52 Hudson162300running0
4 3   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson163350running0
3 87   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'54 Oldsmobile163450running0
2 14   Hershel McGriff Frank Christian'54 Oldsmobile165650running8
11 61   Bob Welborn  '53 Oldsmobile16025running0
12 19   Clyde Minter Ken Pace'50 Mercury16025running0
21 X-2   Carl Burris Bob Colvin'53 Packard150 running0
20 248   Gifford Wood Gifford Wood'49 Hudson15225running0
19 98   Marvin Panch Beryl Jackson'53 Oldsmobile15225running0
18 5   Jimmie Lewallen Joe Blair'54 Mercury15225crash0
17 18   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'53 Hudson15425running0
16 92   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson15625running0
15 28   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile15725running0
14 8   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson15725running0
13 82   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson15825running0
1 142   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Chrysler1651,000running157
* Race shortened to 165 laps due to darkness.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lee Petty11313
  Hershel McGriff14207
  Lee Petty217050
  Hershel McGriff71711
  Lee Petty7216594