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Held on May 31, 1954 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, IN
200 L, 500 M, 804.6 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 19 14 Bill Vukovich Fuel Injection KK500A / Offy 200 90 running 8/1000"/1000" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 8.
2 3 9 Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines Kuzma / Offy 200 46 running 6/800"/800" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 6.
3 1 2 Jack McGrath Hinkle KK500C / Offy 200 47 running 5/700"/700" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 5.
4 11 34 Troy Ruttman Automobile Shippers KK500A / Offy 200 0 running 3/387"/387" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 3.
5 14 73 Mike Nazaruk McNamara KK500C / Offy 200 0 running 2/500"/500" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 2.
6 24 77 Freddie Agabashian Merz Engineering KK500C / Offy 200 0 running 0/400"/400" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
7 6 7 Don Freeland Bob Estes Phillips / Offy 200 0 running 0/300"/300" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
8 32 5 Paul Russo Ansted Rotary KK500A / Offy 200 0 running 0/187.5"/187.5" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
9 25 28 Larry Crockett Federal Engineering KK3000 / Offy 200 0 running 0/200"/200" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
10 13 24 Cal Niday Jim Robbins Stevens / Offy 200 0 running 0/150"/150" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
11 27 45 Art Cross Bardahl KK4000 / Offy 200 8 running 0/59.5"/59.5" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
12 5 98 Chuck Stevenson Agajanian Kuzma / Offy 199 0 running 0/21.5"/21.5" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
13 22 88 Manny Ayulo Schmidt KK500C / Offy 197 0 running 0
14 9 17 Bob Sweikert Lutes KK4000 / Offy 197 0 running 0
15 8 16 Duane Carter Automobile Shippers KK4000 / Offy 196 0 running 1.5/0"/0" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 1.5.
16 20 32 Ernie McCoy Crawford KK500B / Offy 194 0 running 0
17 7 25 Jimmy Reece Malloy Pankratz / Offy 194 0 running 0
18 31 27 Ed Elisian Chapman Stevens / Offy 193 0 running 0
19 33 71 Frank Armi Martin Brothers Silnes / Offy 193 0 running 0
20 10 1 Sam Hanks Bardahl KK4000 / Offy 191 1 spun off 0
21 12 35 Pat O'Connor Hopkins KK500C / Offy 181 0 spun off 0
22 16 12 Rodger Ward Dr. Sabourin Pawl / Offy 172 0 stalled 0
23 17 31 Gene Hartley John Zink KK4000 / Offy 168 0 clutch 0
24 4 43 Johnny Thomson Chapman Nichels / Offy 165 0 suspension 0
25 23 74 Andy Linden Brown Motor Co. Schroeder / Offy 165 0 torsion bar 0
26 30 99 Jerry Hoyt Belanger Motors Kurtis / Offy 130 0 engine 0
27 2 19 Jimmy Daywalt Sumar KK500C / Offy 111 8 accident 0
28 28 38 Jim Rathmann Bardahl KK500C / Offy 110 0 accident 0
29 21 10 Tony Bettenhausen Mel Wiggers KK500C / Offy 105 0 wheel bearing 0
30 29 65 Spider Webb Advance Muffler Bromme / Offy 104 0 fuel pump 0
31 26 33 Len Duncan Brady Schroeder / Offy 101 0 brake cylinder 0
32 15 15 Johnnie Parsons Belond Equa-Flow Exhaust KK500B / Offy 79 0 engine 0
33 18 51 Bill Homeier Jones & Maley KK500C / Offy 74 0 accident 0
RACE DATA
Did not start:

Did not qualify: Marshall Teague; Art Cross ; Duke Nalon; Bob Scott ; Cliff Griffith; George Tichenor; Jerry Hoyt ; Henry Banks; George Fonder; Al Herman; Eddie Russo; Bill Holland; Pat Flaherty; Frank Mundy; Walt Faulkner; Joe Sostilio; Danny Oakes; Chuck Weyant; Jimmy Davies ; Eddie Sachs ; Jim Rathmann; Duke Dinsmore; Wally Campbell; Bob Christie; Potsy Goacher; Ed Elisian; Johnnie Tolan; Eddie Johnson ; Billy DeVore; Jimmy Jackson

Time of Race: 3h:49:17.27
Starting Lineup Set By: Time Trials (Four-Lap Average)
Fast Qualifier: Jack McGrath - 255.26 sec.
Preliminary Feature Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{PrelimWinners}}}|{{{PrelimWinners}}}]]
Heat Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{HeatWinners}}}|{{{HeatWinners}}}]]
Qualifier Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{QualWinners}}}|{{{QualWinners}}}]]
Dash Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{DashWinners}}}|{{{DashWinners}}}]]
Scramble Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{ScrambleWinners}}}|{{{ScrambleWinners}}}]]
Consi Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{ConsiWinners}}}|{{{ConsiWinners}}}]]
Non-Qualifiers Race Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{NonQualWinners}}}|{{{NonQualWinners}}}]]
Margin of Victory: 69.95 seconds
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: 12 among 6 drivers - Jack McGrath (1-44); Jimmy Daywalt (45-50); Art Cross (51-54); Daywalt (55); Cross (56-59); Daywalt (60); Bill Vukovich (61); Sam Hanks (62); Jimmy Bryan (63-88); McGrath (89-91); Vukovich (92-129); Bryan (130-149); Vukovich (150-200)
Fastest Lap: Unknown/Unentered
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
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)