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1954 Mid-South 250


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NASCAR Grand National race number 35 of 37
Sunday, October 10, 1954 at Memphis-Arkansas Speedway, LeHi, AR
167 laps on a 1.500 mile dirt track (250.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:51
Average speed: 89.013 mph
Pole speed: 90.924 mph
Cautions: 6
Margin of victory: 5 laps +
Attendance: 12000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
187   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'54 Oldsmobile1672750running17
23   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson1621150running0
3 242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Chrysler161850axle150
492   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson161700running0
54   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'54 Hudson160500running0
6114   Slick Smith Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile160400running0
798   Marvin Panch Beryl Jackson'54 Oldsmobile158400running0
8189   Lou Figaro Lou Figaro'54 Hudson154300running0
914   Hershel McGriff Frank Christian'54 Oldsmobile154300running0
1044   Gober Sosebee Elmer Brooks'52 Oldsmobile153300running0
1123   Jimmie Lewallen George Miller'53 Hudson153200running0
1210   Van Van Wey Van Van Wey'54 Ford149300running0
1327   Erick Erickson Chalmers Buick Co.   (Erick Erickson)'54 Buick147300piston0
1485   Charles Hardiman '54 Hudson146200running0
156   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge146300running0
1608   Frank Smith '54 Ford144100running0
17X100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'54 Oldsmobile138100running0
1886   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'54 Mercury138200running0
1968   John Erickson '53 Dodge137100vapor lock0
20202   Bo Fields '54 Plymouth137200running0
21148   Chuck Hanson '53 Oldsmobile13550running0
2271   Tim Flock Atlanta Muffler'54 Hudson12950running0
2390   Charles Merrill Frank Bielarski'53 Hudson12950running0
2493   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'51 Hudson12950running0
2515   Ed Massey '50 Plymouth12750running0
2652   Joe Guide Sally Guide'52 Hudson12550running0
2725   Bill Widenhouse Bob Widenhouse'54 Oldsmobile12050running0
28485   Robert Slensby '50 Plymouth11750running0
2947   Jim McLain '50 Ford11250running0
30291   C.H. Dingler C.H. Dingler'51 Hudson10850running0
31188   Hooker Hood Hooker Hood'54 Oldsmobile10250running0
3282   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson9950fuel line0
3351   Lloyd Chick '53 Oldsmobile9450running0
3413   Joel Million Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile9250rear end0
3576   Leland Sewell '52 Chrysler8450crash0
3658   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'54 Mercury7450fuel pump0
3733   Jimmy Ayers Jimmy Ayers'54 Dodge6850gasket0
38599   Bud Chaddock '53 Hudson6650spindle0
3991   Laird Bruner Carmen Amica'53 Oldsmobile6250transmission0
4018   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'54 Hudson6150gasket0
41133   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson55 vapor lock0
42100   Charles Brinkley '51 Hudson51 vapor lock0
43176   Dutch Munsinger '53 Dodge46 transmission0
445   Ray Duhigg Joe Blair'54 Mercury43 steering0
45280   Roscoe Rann '53 Lincoln33100tie rod0
467   Jim Reed Jim Reed'53 Hudson31 gasket0
4788   Jim Paschal Ernest Woods'54 Oldsmobile27 piston0
48X-2   Dave Terrell Bob Colvin'54 Packard18100engine0
49317   Lucky Walters '54 Hudson18 a frame0
5049   Harold Lutz '53 Oldsmobile1150piston0
51 117   Junior Johnson Paul Whiteman'54 Cadillac1050piston0
52112   Richard Jones '52 Chrysler1 crash0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Elton Hildreth1Elton HildrethNash
Bill Blair2Bill BlairHudson
Charlie Cregar64James GessPlymouth
Dave Terrell126Dave TerrellDodge
DCCarl BurrisX-2Bob ColvinPackard

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lee Petty1150150
  Buck Baker15116717