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1954 Indianapolis 500


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Formula One race number 2 of 9
Monday, May 31, 1954 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 4.023 kilometer paved track (804.600 kilometers)

Time of race: 3:49:17.27
Average speed: 210.572 kph
Pole time: 255.26 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 69.95 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1954 Formula One results   /   1954 standings

PosSt#DriverTeamChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
11914   Bill Vukovich Fuel InjectionKK500A / Offenhauser 4.5 L42003:49:17.27908
2 39   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van LinesKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+69.95466
3 12   Jack McGrath HinkleKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+79.73475
41134   Troy Ruttman Automobile ShippersKK500A / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+172.6803
51473   Mike Nazaruk McNamaraKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+204.5502
62477   Freddie Agabashian Merz EngineeringKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+227.5500
7 67   Don Freeland Bob EstesPhillips / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+253.3500
8325   Paul Russo Ansted RotaryKK500A / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+301.1700
92528   Larry Crockett Federal EngineeringKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+427.2400
101324   Cal Niday Jim RobbinsStevens / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+427.6900
112745   Art Cross BardahlKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+502.1980
12 598   Chuck Stevenson AgajanianKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L4199+1 lap00
132288   Manny Ayulo SchmidtKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4197+3 laps00
14 917   Bob Sweikert LutesKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4197+3 laps00
15 816   Duane Carter Automobile ShippersKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4196+4 laps00
162032   Ernie McCoy CrawfordKK500B / Offenhauser 4.5 L4194+6 laps00
17 725   Jimmy Reece MalloyPankratz / Offenhauser 4.5 L4194+6 laps00
183127   Ed Elisian ChapmanStevens / Offenhauser 4.5 L4193+7 laps00
193371   Frank Armi Martin BrothersSilnes / Offenhauser 4.5 L4193+7 laps00
20101   Sam Hanks BardahlKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4191spun off10
211235   Pat O'Connor HopkinsKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4181spun off00
221612   Rodger Ward Dr. SabourinPawl / Offenhauser 4.5 L4172stalled00
231731   Gene Hartley John ZinkKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4168clutch00
24 443   Johnny Thomson ChapmanNichels / Offenhauser 4.5 L4165suspension00
252374   Andy Linden Brown Motor Co.Schroeder / Offenhauser 4.5 L4165torsion bar00
263099   Jerry Hoyt Belanger MotorsKurtis / Offenhauser 4.5 L4130engine00
27 219   Jimmy Daywalt SumarKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4111crash80
282838   Jim Rathmann BardahlKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4110crash00
292110   Tony Bettenhausen Mel WiggersKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4105wheel bearing00
302965   Spider Webb Advance MufflerBromme / Offenhauser 4.5 L4104fuel pump00
312633   Len Duncan BradySchroeder / Offenhauser 4.5 L4101brake cylinder00
321515   Johnnie Parsons Belond Equa-Flow ExhaustKK500B / Offenhauser 4.5 L479engine00
331851   Bill Homeier Jones & MaleyKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L474crash00

Relief Drivers:

Car #34: Duane Carter (70 laps), 1.5 points)
Car #5: Jerry Hoyt (50 laps)
Car #45: Johnnie Parsons (22 laps); Sam Hanks (11 laps); Andy Linden (17 laps); Jimmy Davies (30 laps)
Car #98: Walt Faulkner (117 laps)
Car #16: Marshall Teague (29 laps); Tony Bettenhausen (34 laps); Jimmy Jackson (57 laps)
Car #27: Bob Scott (45 laps)
Car #71: George Fonder (14 laps)
Car #1: Jimmy Davies (36 laps); Jim Rathmann (43 laps)
Car #12: Eddie Johnson (67 laps)
Car #31: Marshall Teague (17 laps)
Car #43: Andy Linden (27 laps); Bill Homeier (25 laps)
Car #74: Bob Scott (52 laps)
Car #38: Pat Flaherty (15 laps)
Car #65: Danny Kladis (50 laps)
Car #33: George Fonder (58 laps)

Fastest Lap: 226.152 kph by Jack McGrath

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jack McGrath14444
  Jimmy Daywalt45506
  Art Cross51544
  Jimmy Daywalt55551
  Art Cross56594
  Jimmy Daywalt60601
  Bill Vukovich61611
  Sam Hanks62621
  Jimmy Bryan638826
  Jack McGrath89913
  Bill Vukovich9212938
  Jimmy Bryan13014920
  Bill Vukovich15020051