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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, Hillsborough, NC
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.000 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: 5700
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 492   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'54 Hudson1001000running35
2 331   Donald Thomas Pure   (John Ditz)'53 Hudson100650running53
3 188   Buck Baker Ernest Woods'54 Oldsmobile100450running12
4 93   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson100350running0
51214   Curtis Turner Frank Christian'54 Oldsmobile99300running0
61342   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Dodge98250running0
7 582   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson97200running0
81016   Ted Rambo Bob Cancro'54 Lincoln97150running0
91121   Laird Bruner Carmen Amica'53 Oldsmobile96100running0
101824   Ray Duhigg J.O. Goode'50 Plymouth95100running0
11216   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge9425running0
1226143   Andy Winfree Andy Winfree'50 Plymouth9225running0
1317108   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson9125running0
1425100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'49 Plymouth9025running0
15238   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson9025running0
162847   Harvey Eakin Harvey Eakin'53 Nash8925running0
171928   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile8825running0
182078   Elbert Allen Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile8625running0
19141   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash8625running0
202710   Marshall Harless Marshall Harless'49 Ford8225running0
21 622   Perk Brown R.G. Shelton'51 Hudson7725running0
222271   Fred Dove Fred Dove'54 Chevrolet64 overheating0
23 813   Emory Lewis Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile61 crash0
24 787   Jim Paschal Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile37 oil pan0
251661   Jimmie Lewallen M.E. Riley'53 Oldsmobile31 spring0
26 251   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Auto Ser. / Mitchell Motors   (Gober Sosebee)'54 Oldsmobile21 piston0
271543   Bob Welborn Julian Petty'53 Dodge17 gasket0
2824126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge8 hub0

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