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NASCAR Grand National race number 1 of 37
Sunday, February 7, 1954 at Palm Beach Speedway, W. Palm Beach, FL
200 laps on a 0.500 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:41:46
Average speed: 58.938 mph
Pole speed: 66.371 mph
Cautions: 1 for 2 laps
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 4500
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

1 492   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2001600running54
2 387   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile1981050running79
3 942   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Dodge198750running0
41180   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'54 Dodge196350running0
51824   Ray Duhigg J.O. Goode'50 Plymouth190300running0
6 56   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge189250running0
71586   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'54 Mercury188200running0
821126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge186150running0
91382   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson185100running0
1020181   Tommie Elliott Millard Wright'52 Plymouth185100running0
11 643   Bob Welborn Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge18325steering0
12 714   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Hudson17725overheating0
131610   Mel Krueger Ken Behn Motor Co.   (Ken Behn)'53 Hudson17425running0
141247   Billy Irvin Billy Irvin'51 Plymouth17025running0
1526R-D   Allan Clarke Allan Clarke'50 Dodge16625overheating0
161496   Mason Bright Mason Bright'53 Dodge16525slow0
172321   Laird Bruner Carmen Amica'53 Oldsmobile16425wheel0
182577   Cotton Hodges Cotton Hodges'50 Oldsmobile16425slow0
19 833   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson15725overheating0
2019107   Johnny Roberts Johnny Roberts'50 Ford13825overheating0
2122101   Bucky Sager Bucky Sager'53 Studebaker98 generator0
221028   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile86 fuel pump0
23 13   Dick Rathmann Pure Sensitized   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson68 gasket21
24 223   Al Keller George Miller'54 Hudson52 gasket46
2524187   Red Duvall Hank Salat'53 Packard49 radiator0
261797   Jim Jones Jim Jones'52 Oldsmobile7 shocks0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Dick Rathman133
  Al Keller44946
  Dick Rathman506718
  Herb Thomas68703
  Buck Baker7114979
  Herb Thomas15020051