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1954 Wilkes County 160


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NASCAR Grand National race number 7 of 37
Sunday, April 4, 1954 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps on a 0.625 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:27:32
Average speed: 68.545 mph
Pole speed: 78.698 mph
Cautions: 2 for 11 laps
Margin of victory: 20 sec
Attendance: 5500
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1954 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1954 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 23   Dick Rathman Pure   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson1601000running48
22492   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'54 Hudson160650running0
3 582   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Hudson160450running0
4 614   Curtis Turner Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile158350running0
5 942   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Dodge156300running0
6116   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'54 Dodge156250running0
7 423   Al Keller George Miller'54 Hudson155200running0
81034   Andy Winfree Andy Winfree'50 Plymouth155150running0
91280   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'54 Dodge155100running0
101524   Jimmie Lewallen J.O. Goode'50 Plymouth154100running0
111744   Bob Welborn Julian Petty'51 Plymouth15425running0
12 151   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'54 Oldsmobile15225spindle112
131971   Fred Dove Fred Dove'54 Chevrolet14925running0
141843   Billy Irvin Julian Petty'53 Dodge14925running0
15 387   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile14225running0
161428   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile13925running0
172058   Bud Harless Edgar Clay'53 Hudson12925crash0
182275   Ralph Dutton Ralph Dutton'53 Dodge7025wheel0
19 81   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash5825hose0
20 716   Ted Rambo Bob Cancro'54 Lincoln4625crash0
2116108   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson4425wheel0
2221126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'54 Dodge31 bearing0
231377   Stan Kross Sam Knox'54 Hudson26 piston0
2423X100   Blackie Pitt Gary Drake'50 Plymouth12 wheel0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14646  
47515   #16,108 accident turn 1 
5213685  
1371426   #58 accident turn 3 
14316018  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.9%             Average green flag run: 49.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gober Sosebee19494
  Dick Rathman95962
  Gober Sosebee9711418
  Dick Rathman11516046