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1954 Wilkes 160

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NASCAR Grand National race number 37 of 37
Sunday, October 24, 1954 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps* on a 0.625 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:30:20
Average speed: 65.175 mph
Pole speed: 77.612 mph
Cautions: 4
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 8500
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

1 114   Hershel McGriff Air Lift   (Frank Christian)'54 Oldsmobile1571000running74
287   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'54 Oldsmobile157650running0
3 592   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'54 Hudson157450running0
4143   Slick Smith Frank Christian'51 Oldsmobile156350running0
5 23   Dick Rathmann Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson156300running83
698   Marvin Panch Beryl Jackson'54 Oldsmobile154250running0
76   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge153200running0
82   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Hudson151150running0
919   Clyde Minter Ken Pace'50 Mercury151100running0
1082   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson150100running0
1118   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'54 Hudson15025running0
1288   Jim Paschal Ernest Woods'54 Oldsmobile14925running0
13187   Lou Figaro Lou Figaro'54 Hudson14625crash0
14188   Hooker Hood Hooker Hood'54 Oldsmobile14625running0
151   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash14525running0
1613   Joel Million Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile14425running0
179   Donald Thomas Herb Thomas'53 Hudson14425running0
18126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge14425running0
19103   Billy Minter Clyde Minter'54 Chevrolet12025running0
2071   Ken Pace Ken Pace'49 Hudson12025running0
2161   Ned Jarrett Mellie Bernard'53 Oldsmobile114 spindle0
225   Jimmie Lewallen Joe Blair'54 Mercury90 tie rod0
23182   Cotton Owens '51 Hudson87 piston0
2477   Fred Dove Ken Pace'51 Hudson56 gas tank0
2533   Jim Frey '52 Hudson52 engine0
268   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson51 gasket0
2751   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'54 Oldsmobile42 radiator0
28100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'54 Oldsmobile37 gas tank0
2928   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile33 piston0
30B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'53 Oldsmobile20 spindle0
317   Gwyn Staley Paul Whiteman'54 Cadillac15 vapor lock0
32 342   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Chrysler12 hub0
* Race shortened to 157 laps due to crash.

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Dick Rathman18282
  Hershel McGriff83831
  Dick Rathman84841
  Hershel McGriff8515773