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NASCAR Grand National race number 2 of 37
Sunday, February 21, 1954 at Beach & Road Course, Daytona Beach, FL
39 laps on a 4.100 mile road course (159.900 miles)

Time of race: 1:47:40
Average speed: 89.108 mph
Pole speed: 123.41 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: 9 sec
Attendance: 27000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

1 142   Lee Petty San Juan Motors   (Petty Enterprises)'54 Chrysler391700running37
21087   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile391325running0
31314   Curtis Turner Air Lift Special   (Frank Christian)'54 Oldsmobile39900running0
4 83   Dick Rathmann Pure Sensitized   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson38625running0
5262   Bill Blair Halifax Motors   (Bill Blair)'54 Oldsmobile38475running0
623122   Jack Smith Jack Smith'54 Oldsmobile38425running0
7 613   Emory Lewis Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile38300running0
81425   Fireball Roberts Leland Colvin'53 Oldsmobile38200running0
91751   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'54 Oldsmobile38150running0
103777   Stan Kross Sam Knox'54 Hudson38125running0
112535   Don White Don White'54 Oldsmobile3890running0
12 998   Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson'54 Oldsmobile3780running0
13 248   Otis Martin Otis Martin'54 Chrysler3770running0
1427118   Byron King Byron King'54 Buick3760running0
15 776   Jack Conely Jack Conely'53 Lincoln3750rear end0
16207A   Jim Reed Jim Reed'54 Oldsmobile3740running0
17129   Ed Samples Claude Alexander'54 Oldsmobile3640running0
183182   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson3640running0
193961   Jimmie Lewallen M.E. Riley'53 Oldsmobile3640running0
204712   Speedy Thompson Buckshot Morris'53 Oldsmobile3640running0
214623   Al Keller George Miller'54 Hudson3625running0
223521   Laird Bruner Carmen Amica'53 Oldsmobile3625running0
233686   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'54 Mercury3625running0
2428101   Bucky Sager Bucky Sager'53 Studebaker3525running0
256152   Joe Guide Sally Guide'51 Hudson3525running0
262441   Dick Garlington Air Lift Special   (John Eanes)'51 Oldsmobile3525running0
273880   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'54 Dodge3525running0
285933   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson3525running0
294330   Nero Steptoe Lavern Kendrick'52 Oldsmobile3525running0
30487   Mike Brown Citizens Packard Co.   (Mike Brown)'53 Packard3525running0
313244A   Bob Welborn Julian Petty'53 Dodge3525running0
3242126   Dave Terrell Volusia County Motors   (Dave Terrell)'54 Dodge3525running0
332996   Mason Bright Mason Bright'53 Oldsmobile3525running0
344134   Virgil Livengood Virgil Livengood'54 Nash3525running0
353050   Elbert Allen Gober Sosebee'53 Oldsmobile3425running0
3650155   Mel Krueger Ken Behn Motor Co.   (Ken Behn)'53 Hudson3425running0
374915   Jimmy Florian Jimmy Florian'52 Hudson3425running0
38441   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash3425out of gas0
394528   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Dodge3325running0
405147   Harvey Eakin Harvey Eakin'53 Nash3325running0
414010   Bob Sampson Bob Sampson'53 Dodge32 overheating0
4255141   Billy Rafter Billy Rafter'49 Plymouth32 running0
435710A   Hap Jones Greenville Nash Co.   (Hap Jones)'54 Nash31 running0
445447A   Billy Irvin Billy Irvin'51 Plymouth28 running0
4521287   William Kearney '51 Plymouth28 clutch0
466044   Harold Nash Harold Nash'52 Oldsmobile27 running0
471517   Jim Romine Jim Romine'53 Hudson25 engine0
4852107   Johnny Roberts Johnny Roberts'50 Ford22 head gasket0
496258   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'52 Oldsmobile22 running0
5056144   Art Binkley '51 Ford21 running0
51336   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge21 stalled0
5258166   Ernest Palmer W.E. Campbell'53 Willys20 running0
531853   Bill Cornwall Bill Cornwall'54 Oldsmobile18 running0
542216   Ted Rambo Bob Cancro'54 Lincoln16 running0
553422   George Osborne George Osborne'53 Hudson16 gas line0
56 340   Tommy Thompson San Juan Motors   (Tommy Thompson)'54 Chrysler15 crash0
571199   Fonty Flock Raymond Parks'54 Buick13 clutch0
581639   Bill Barker '54 Oldsmobile12 overheating0
59 592   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson10 gas line2
60194   Slick Smith Air Lift   (Frank Christian)'54 Oldsmobile5 engine0
615337   Victor Geisler '51 Ford2 0
62 488   Tim Flock Helzapopin   (Ernest Woods)'54 Oldsmobile39 disqualified0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Herb Thomas122
  Lee Petty33937