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1954-08


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NASCAR Grand National race number 8 of 37
Sunday, April 18, 1954 at Orange Speedway, Hillsboro, NC
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:17:32
Average Speed: 77.386 mph
Pole Speed: 86.767 mph
Cautions: 1
Margin of Victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 5,700
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
19 1   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash8625running0
20 10   Marshall Harless Marshall Harless'49 Ford8225running0
14 100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'49 Plymouth9025running0
13 108   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson9125running0
28 126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge8 hub0
23 13   Emory Lewis Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile61 crash0
5 14   Curtis Turner Frank Christian'54 Oldsmobile99300running0
12 143   Andy Winfree Andy Winfree'50 Plymouth9225running0
8 16   Ted Rambo Bob Cancro'54 Lincoln97150running0
9 21   Laird Bruner Carmen Amica'53 Oldsmobile96100running0
21 22   Perk Brown R.G. Shelton'51 Hudson7725running0
10 24   Ray Duhigg J.O. Goode'50 Plymouth95100running0
17 28   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile8825running0
4 53   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson100350running0
2 31   Donald Thomas Pure   (John Ditz)'53 Hudson100650running53
6 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Dodge98250running0
27 43   Bob Welborn Julian Petty'53 Dodge17 gasket0
16 47   Harvey Eakin Harvey Eakin'53 Nash8925running0
26 251   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Auto Ser. / Mitchell Motors   (Gober Sosebee)'54 Oldsmobile21 piston0
11 6   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge9425running0
25 61   Jimmie Lewallen  '53 Oldsmobile31 spring0
22 71   Fred Dove Fred Dove'54 Chevrolet64 overheating0
18 78   Elbert Allen  '53 Oldsmobile8625running0
15 8   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson9025running0
7 382   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson97200running0
24 87   Jim Paschal Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile37 oil pan0
3 188   Buck Baker Ernest Woods'54 Oldsmobile100450running12
1 492   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson1001,000running35

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker11212
  Donald Thomas136553
  Herb Thomas6610035