1954 Season
o  Season Overview
o  Points Graph
o  Drivers' Championship
o  Constructors' Championship
o  Participations Matrix
o  Race Results
o  Poles and Fastest Laps
o  Line-Up
o  Calendar

o  Drivers
o  Teams
o  Cars
o  Engines
o  Tyres
o  Lubricants
o  Entrants
o  Designers
o  Car Numbers
o  Sponsors
o  Events
o  Circuits

o  Drivers' Championships
o  Constructors' Championships
o  Race Results
o  All-Time Calendar

o  Data Search

o  Acknowledgments
o  Links
1954 Bari GP
1954 Argentine GP
1953 Indianapolis 500

1954 Indianapolis 500

1954 Curtis Trophy
1954 Belgian GP
1955 Indianapolis 500
 XXXVIII  Indianapolis International Motor Sweepstakes

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

DateMonday 31 May 1954
Start time14:00
Event Indianapolis 500
Circuit Indianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#2 of 9 in 1954
#34 (of all time)
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
WeatherVery hot
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)
MilestonesFirestone – 200th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
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 – 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 11th Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (7),
2. Most 15th Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (6),
3. Most 19th Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (3),
4. Highest 7th Place Finish Ratio Phillips (100.00%),
5. Highest 10th Place Finish Ratio Stevens (14.29%),
6. Highest 13th Place Finish Ratio Manny Ayulo (66.67%),
7. Highest 17th Place Finish Ratio Jimmy Reece (50.00%),
8. Highest 18th Place Finish Ratio Stevens (28.57%),
9. Highest 18th Place Finish Ratio Ed Elisian (100.00%),
10. Highest 19th Place Finish Ratio Frank Armi,  George Fonder (100.00%),
11. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season Kurtis Kraft (5),
12. Most 15th Place Finishes in a Season Kurtis Kraft (4),
13. Most 18th Place Finishes in a Season Stevens (2),
14. Most 19th Place Finishes in a Season Kurtis Kraft (2),
15. Most 28th Place Qualifications Jim Rathmann (2),
16. Most 29th Place Qualifications Bromme (2),
17. Most 29th Place Qualifications Spider Webb (2),
18. Most 30th Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (2)
Records Extended 1. Most 16th Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (4),
2. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score Ratio Duane Carter (300.00%),
3. Highest 13th Place Finish Ratio Kuzma (22.22%),
4. Most 25th Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (4),
5. Most 28th Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (3),
6. Most 32nd Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (4),
7. Most 33rd Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (3)

World Championship standings
1  Juan Manuel Fangio 8 
  Bill Vukovich 8 
3  Jimmy Bryan 6 
  Nino Farina 6 up
5  Jack McGrath 5 
  José Froilan González 5 up
7  Maurice Trintignant 3 up
8  Élie Bayol 2 up
  Mike Nazaruk 2 
10  Duane Carter 1.5 
  Troy Ruttman 1.5 
1  Mercedes / Mercedes 36 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 34 
3  Maserati / Maserati 29 
4  Gordini / Gordini 4 

 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 14Car 2Car 2
EntrantHoward Keck CoJack B. HinkleJack B. Hinkle
Driver Bill Vukovich Jack McGrath Jack McGrath
Car Kurtis Kraft 500A Kurtis Kraft 500C Kurtis Kraft 500C
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4
Speed210.548 km/h226.950 km/h226.152 km/h