Highlights from the 38th running of the Indianapolis 500
RACE: 38th Indianapolis 500
DATE: May 31, 1954
WINNER: Bill Vukovich
AVERAGE SPEED: 130.840 mph
WHAT HAPPENED: Vukovich won his second straight Indianapolis 500. By this point, more cars (some with relief drivers) were finishing on the lead lap. There were 11 cars that completed all 200 laps and one more that finished 199.
NOTABLE: The 1954 race was believed to be the first time Indy was dubbed ''The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.''