Saturday 3rd July 1954
Herb Thomas, a 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, drove a Hudson to victory at Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds in Spartanburg, South Carolina, US. Thomas was the only driver to complete all 200 laps on the half-mile dirt track. Jimmie Lewallen matched his career-best finish in second place, which happened five times in his 142 starts in NASCAR’s top series. Lee Petty finished third as the only other driver one lap down.