1954 Victory Lane and Celebrations Vukovich turns into Victory Lane for the second time in his career. Vuky stands up after nearly 4 hours of racing with his wife at his side. Vukovich drinks “Water from Wilber” a tradition during the years that Mr. Shaw served the speedway. He would unfortunately die later in 1954 as a result of a private plane crash. Another photo of “Water from Wilber” wth Mr. Shaw wearing the light brown sport coat in the lower left hand corner of the photograph. Vukovich shows the stain of the 500 mile grind. A tired and dehydrated Vukovich looks up to the photograhers in Victory Lane. Vukovich has a grateful smile for Mr. Firestone in victory circle. Bill Vukovich provides a brief interview for the fans to Charlie Brockman of the Speeway Network. Vuky gets a kiss from his wife Esther and the movie star Marie Wilson. The traditional victory kiss from quest movie star Marie Wilson and his wife Esther. Another view of the kiss. Vukovich does not seem to enjoy this as much as many would under similar circumstances. Vuky and the kiss, a popular photographers photo opportunity during the victory celebrations. All smiles in Victory Lane as the Inianapolis Star declase Vukovich the winner. The newspaper arrives by helicopter to Victory Lane. Wilber Shaw indicates 2 victories for Bill Vukovich. Vukovich in Vicotry Lane with the newspaper “hot off the press” signals his second victory. Wilber Shaw presents Bill Vukovich with several awards at the Victory Banquet. Vukovich, Hanks, McGrath, and Rathman seated at the Victory Banquet the day afte the race. Bill Vukovich picks up one of his checks at the Victory Banquet. The Victory Banquet table 54 for the winners team. A clearly exhanusted Bill Vukovich rests on the workbench in his garage in Gasoline Alley after the race. A great smile from the victorious Vukovich in the garage after the race. Vukovich and the pace car with race promoter J. C. Agajanian, a fan favorite. The winners car in the Fresno parade. The Fuel Injection Special is celebrated in the Fresno parade. The winners miniature Borg Warner Trophy. Vukovich gets to keep this one.