1954 Race The race is on as the pace car enters the pits. Bill Vukovich leads Jimmy Bryan in the 1954 race. Vukovich on the front straight during the 1954 race. Bettenhousen in turn one in car number 10. Picking up debris in 1954. The field jockeys for position through turn one on the opening lap. Cars enter turn one during the 1954 race. A few from Stand E in turn 1 looking North down the front straight in 1954. The 98 of Chuck Stevenson leads Troy Ruttman in the Auto Shipperts Special number 34. The crowd is standing as the Dodge pace car leads the field in turn one on the parade lap. McGrath leads through turn one at the start with Johnny Thomsen in second and Jimmy Bryan in third. Vukovich is in 18th position. Jack McGrath in the pits as he continues on to a disappointing third place after setting qualification records and hoping for a win. Vukovich leads Bryan through the turn. The checkered flag is waved for Bill Vukovich with second place finisher Jim Bryan now a lap behind. Sam Hanks and Bill Vukovich on the front straight. Vukovich at speed on the home straight in 1954. The cars are started and the front row begins to move on the parade lap. Jimmy Bryan, Jimmy Daywalt, and Jack McGrath represent the fastest front row in history. A large part of the crowd gathers near stands A and B near the 16th street, Georgetown Road, entrance.