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Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateMonday 31 May 1954
Start time14:00
EventIndianapolis 500
CircuitIndianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
Race9 of 40
Championship race34
Circuit
Laps200
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
Weather
WeatherVery hot
Participants
Entries33
Qualifiers33
Finishers19
Championship Debutants
Bill Homeier (Driver),
Danny Kladis (Driver),
Ed Elisian (Driver),
Frank Armi (Driver),
Larry Crockett (Driver),
Len Duncan (Driver),
Pat O'Connor (Driver),
Pankratz (Car Manufacturer),
Phillips (Car Manufacturer),
Kurtis Kraft 500C (Car Model),
Pankratz (Car Model),
   Phillips (Car Model),
43 (Car Number),
Bruce Bromme (Entrant),
Cars Inc (Entrant),
Emmett J. Malloy (Entrant),
Francis Bardazon (Entrant),
Hoosier Racing Team (Entrant),
Miklos Sperling (Entrant),
Motor Racers Inc (Entrant),
South California Muffler Co (Entrant),
T.W. & W.T. Martin (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 28 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 32 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 5 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Jack B. Hinkle - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Jack B. Hinkle - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Jack McGrath - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Jack McGrath - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Kurtis Kraft - 75th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 11th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (7),
2. Most 15th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (6),
3. Most 19th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (3),
4. Highest 7th Place Finish RatioPhillips (100.00%),
5. Highest 10th Place Finish RatioStevens (14.29%),
6. Highest 13th Place Finish RatioManny Ayulo (66.67%),
7. Highest 17th Place Finish RatioJimmy Reece (50.00%),
8. Highest 18th Place Finish RatioStevens (28.57%),
9. Highest 18th Place Finish RatioEd Elisian (100.00%),
10. Highest 19th Place Finish RatioFrank Armi, George Fonder (100.00%),
11. Most 11th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (5),
12. Most 15th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (4),
13. Most 18th Place Finishes in a SeasonStevens (2),
14. Most 19th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (2),
15. Most 28th Place QualificationsJim Rathmann (2),
16. Most 29th Place QualificationsBromme (2),
17. Most 29th Place QualificationsSpider Webb (2),
18. Most 30th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (2)
Records Extended 1. Most 16th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (4),
2. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score RatioDuane Carter (300.00%),
3. Highest 13th Place Finish RatioKuzma (22.22%),
4. Most 25th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (4),
5. Most 28th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (3),
6. Most 32nd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (4),
7. Most 33rd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (3)

Championships
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 8 
same
 Bill Vukovich 8 
up
3 Nino Farina 6 
down
 Jimmy Bryan 6 
up
5 Jack McGrath 5 
up
 José Froilan González 5 
down
7 Maurice Trintignant 3 
down
8 Mike Nazaruk 2 
up
 Élie Bayol 2 
down
10 Duane Carter 1.5 
up
11 Troy Ruttman 1.5 
up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 14Car 2Car 2
EntrantHoward Keck CoJack B. HinkleJack B. Hinkle
DriverBill VukovichJack McGrathJack McGrath
CarKurtis Kraft 500AKurtis Kraft 500CKurtis Kraft 500C
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4
Time3:49'17.274'15.261'04.04
Speed210.548 km/h226.950 km/h226.152 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led