GRAND PRIX RESULTS: UNITED STATES GP, 1954

United States GP
Indianapolis 500
May 31, 1954

200 Laps, 4.023 km

Although irrelevant to the World Championship, the Indianapolis 500 remained part of the Formula 1 World Championship although in 1954 no European teams entered the event. Jack McGrath was fastest in qualifying in his Hinkle Special, becoming the first man to break the 140mph barrier. In the early laps he was chased by Jimmy Bryan in his Dean Van Lines Special. In the early laps Bill Vukovich worked his way through the field and he took the lead in the mid-race and he went on to win by nearly a lap, recording his second straight Indianapolis 500 victory in his Fuel Injection Special.

POSNODRIVERENTRANTLAPSTIME/RETIREMENTQUAL POS
14 B Vukovich Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500A 200 3h49m17.270s  19 
J Bryan Kuzma-Offenhauser  200 3h50m27.221s  
J McGrath Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 200  
4= 34 Troy Ruttman Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500A 200  11 
4= 34 D Carter Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500A    
73 M Nazaruk Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 200  14 
77 F Agabashian Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 200  24 
D Freeland Phillips-Offenhauser  200  
8= P Russo Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500A   32 
8= J Hoyt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500A 200   
28 L Crockett Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 200  25 
10 24 C Niday Stevens-Offenhauser  200  13 
11= 45 A Cross Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000   27 
11= 45 J Parsons Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000    
11= 45 S Hanks Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000    
11= 45 A Linden Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000    
11= 45 J Davies Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 200   
12= 98 C Stevenson Kuzma-Offenhauser    
12= 98 W Faulkner Kuzma-Offenhauser  199   
13 88 M Ayulo Kuzma-Offenhauser  197  22 
14 17 B Sweikert Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 197  
15= 16 D Carter Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000   
15= 16 J Jackson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 196   
15= 16 T Bettenhausen Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000    
15= 16 M Teague Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000    
16 32 E McCoy Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 194  20 
17 25 J Reece Pankratz-Offenhauser  194  
18= 27 E Elisian Stevens-Offenhauser    31 
18= 27 B Scott Stevens-Offenhauser  193   
19= 71 F Armi Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser  193  33 
19= 71 G Fonder Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser     
20r= S Hanks Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000   10 
20r= J Davies Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000    
20r= J Rathmann Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 191 Spin  
21r 35 P O'Connor Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 181 Spin 12 
22r= 12 Rodger Ward Pawl-Offenhauser  172 Stalled 16 
22r= 12 E Johnson Pawl-Offenhauser     
23r= 31 G Hartley Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000   17 
23r= 31 M Teague Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 168 Clutch   
24r= 43 J Thomson Nichels-Offenhauser    
24r= 43 A Linden Nichels-Offenhauser     
24r= 43 B Homeier Nichels-Offenhauser  165 Stalled  
25r= 74 A Linden Schroeder-Offenhauser    23 
25r= 74 B Scott Schroeder-Offenhauser  165 Mechanical  
26r 99 J Hoyt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser  130 Engine 30 
27r 19 J Daywalt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 111 Accident 
28r= 38 J Rathmann Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C   28 
28r= 38 P Flaherty Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 110 Accident  
29r 10 T Bettenhausen Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 105 Engine 21 
30r= 65 S Webb Bromme-Offenhauser    29 
30r= 65 D Kladis Bromme-Offenhauser  104 Mechanical  
31r= 33 L Duncan Schroeder-Offenhauser    26 
31r= 33 G Fonder Schroeder-Offenhauser  101 Brakes  
32r 15 J Parsons Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 79 Stalled In Pits 15 
33r 51 B Homeier Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 74 Accident 18 

United States GP, Indianapolis 500, May 31, 1954, Round: 2, Race Number: 34

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