Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1954

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 2 Jack McGrath Hinkle KK500C/Offy 141.033
2 19 Jimmy Daywalt Sumar KK500C/Offy 139.789
3 9 Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines Kuzma/Offy 139.665
4 43 Johnny Thomson Chapman Nichels/Offy 138.787
5 98 Chuck Stevenson Agajanian Kuzma/Offy 138.776
6 7 Don Freeland Bob Estes Phillips/Offy 138.339
7 25 Jimmy Reece Malloy Pankratz/Offy 138.312
8 16 Duane Carter Automobile Shippers KK4000/Offy 138.238
9 17 Bob Sweikert Lutes KK4000/Offy 138.206
10 1 Sam Hanks Bardahl KK4000/Offy 137.994
11 34 Troy Ruttman (W) Automobile Shippers KK500A/Offy 137.736
12 35 Pat O'Connor (R) Hopkins KK500C/Offy 138.084
13 24 Cal Niday Jim Robbins Stevens/Offy 139.828
14 73 Mike Nazaruk McNamara KK500C/Offy 139.589
15 15 Johnnie Parsons (W) Belond Equa-Flow Exhaust KK500B/Offy 139.578
16 12 Rodger Ward Dr. Sabourin Allen/Offy 139.297
17 31 Gene Hartley John Zink KK4000/Offy 139.061
18 51 Bill Homeier (R) Jones & Maley KK500C/Offy 138.948
19 14 Bill Vukovich (W) Fuel Injection KK500A/Offy 138.478
20 32 Ernie McCoy Crawford KK500B/Offy 138.419
21 10 Tony Bettenhausen Mel Wiggers KK500C/Offy 138.275
22 88 Manuel Ayulo Schmidt KK500C/Offy 138.164
23 74 Andy Linden Brown Motor Co. Schroeder/Offy 137.820
24 77 Fred Agabashian Merz Engineering KK500C/Offy 137.746
25 28 Larry Crockett (R) Federal Engineering KK3000/Offy 139.557
26 33 Len Duncan (R) Brady Schroeder/Offy 139.217
27 45 Art Cross Bardahl KK4000/Offy 138.675
28 38 Jim Rathmann Bardahl KK500C/Offy 138.228
29 65 Spider Webb Advance Muffler Bromme/Offy 137.979
30 99 Jerry Hoyt Belanger Motors Kurtis/Offy 137.825
31 27 Ed Elisian (R) Chapman Stevens/Offy 137.794
32 5 Paul Russo Ansted Rotary KK500A/Offy 137.678
33 71 Frank Armi (R) Martin Brothers Silnes/Offy 137.673