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TOP STOCK AND MIDGET RACES
John Bentley
November 01, 1954
STOCK CAR RACES (NASCAR)
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November 01, 1954

Top Stock And Midget Races

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STOCK CAR RACES ( NASCAR)

FEB. 21: DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Grand National Circuit race number two)
160 miles; 4.1 miles, paved and sand; crowd 35,000. Total prize money $6,375.

1) Lee Petty ('54 Chrysler) 89.14 mph.
2) Buck Baker ('53 Oldsmobile).
3) Curtis Turner ('54 Oldsmobile).

Earnings and points: Petty $1,200-350 pts.; Baker $1,100-336 pts.; Turner $800-322 pts.

The race: Tim Flock ('54 Olds 88) was flagged as the winner at a record 90.40 mph, but was disqualified. Runner-up Petty, declared winner, qualified on measured mile at 123.41 mph.

SEPT. 6: Darlington, S.C. ("Southern 500")
500 miles; 1? miles, banked asphalt; crowd 34,000. Total prize money $27,065.

1) Herb Thomas ('54 Hudson) 94.93 mph.
2) Curtis Turner ('52 Oldsmobile).
3) Lee Petty ('54 Dodge).

Earnings and points: Thomas $6,830-1,500 pts.; Turner $6,245-1,440 pts.; Petty $2,155-1,380 pts.

The race: The " Kentucky Derby" of late model stock cars, this event was won by Thomas at record speed. First 22 finishers were all running when race was flagged.

OCT. 10: MEMPHES-ARK, SPEEDWAY, TENN. (Carnival of Speed)
250 miles; 1� mile banked dirt; crowd 12,-000. Total prize money $10,050.

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