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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 0.500 mile dirt track (100.000 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: 8500
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 142   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Chrysler1651000running157
214   Hershel McGriff Frank Christian'54 Oldsmobile165650running8
387   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'54 Oldsmobile163450running0
43   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson163350running0
57   Jim Reed Jim Reed'52 Hudson162300running0
688   Jim Paschal Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile161250running0
786   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'54 Mercury161200running0
848   John Dodd, Jr. John Dodd, Sr.'51 Hudson161150running0
9187   Lou Figaro Lou Figaro'54 Hudson161100running0
102   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Hudson160100running0
1161   Bob Welborn '53 Oldsmobile16025running0
1219   Clyde Minter Ken Pace'50 Mercury16025running0
1382   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson15825running0
148   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson15725running0
1528   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile15725running0
1692   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson15625running0
1718   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'53 Hudson15425running0
185   Jimmie Lewallen Joe Blair'54 Mercury15225crash0
1998   Marvin Panch Beryl Jackson'53 Oldsmobile15225running0
20248   Gifford Wood Gifford Wood'49 Hudson15225running0
21X-2   Carl Burris Bob Colvin'53 Packard150 running0
2293   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'50 Plymouth149 running0
2351   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'52 Oldsmobile148 radiator0
24V-2   Jim Gillette '52 Plymouth148 running0
25111   Joe Bill O'Dell Joe Bill O'Dell'49 Ford141 running0
26481   Jim Cooper '49 Ford141 overheating0
27491   Dick Ross Dick Ross'51 Studebaker140 crash0
2871   Ken Pace Ken Pace'49 Hudson138 running0
2977   Fred Dove Ken Pace'51 Hudson127 running0
3013   Joel Million Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile126 running0
3180   Ray Duhigg George Hutchens'50 Plymouth122 overheating0
32126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge113 gas line0
3317   Junior Johnson Paul Whiteman Cadillac109 overheating0
34148   Chuck Hanson '53 Oldsmobile97 axle0
356   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge84 suspension0
3678   Hassell Reid '50 Plymouth83 spindle0
3711   George Parrish George Parrish'53 Studebaker65 spindle0
38103   Billy Minter '54 Chevrolet63 crash0
39100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'53 Oldsmobile50 spindle0
40B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'53 Oldsmobile34 crash0
41163   Glen Wood '50 Oldsmobile33 crash0
42182   Cotton Owens '50 Oldsmobile32 clutch0
4325   Bill Widenhouse Bob Widenhouse'53 Oldsmobile21 piston0
4452   Walt Flinchum Byrd Johnson'51 Plymouth9 transmission0
* 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