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1971 Southern 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 40 of 48
Monday, September 6, 1971 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:55
Average Speed: 131.398 mph
Pole Speed: 147.915 mph
Cautions: 5 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 3 sec
Attendance: 70,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Bobby Allison12Mercury33.246   147.915    
2   Pete Hamilton6Plymouth33.303   147.662    
3   Charlie Glotzbach3Chevrolet33.335   147.519    
4   Buddy Baker11Dodge33.703   145.909    
5   Dave Marcis99Plymouth33.721   145.831    
6   Richard Petty43Plymouth33.940   144.890    
7   Bobby Isaac71Dodge33.981   144.716    
8   Benny Parsons72Mercury34.306   143.343    
9   James Hylton48Mercury34.443   142.775    
10   Bill Dennis90Mercury34.465   142.683    
11   Cecil Gordon24Mercury34.605   142.106    
12   Joe Frasson18Dodge34.775   141.411    
13   David Pearson17Pontiac33.326   147.560    
14   Walter Ballard30Ford34.603   142.114    
15   G.C. Spencer49Plymouth34.729   141.597    
16   Friday Hassler39Chevrolet34.677   141.811    
17   Bill Seifert45Ford34.761   141.468    
18   Marty Robbins42Dodge34.800   141.310    
19   Bill Champion10Ford35.017   140.434    
20   Ed Negre8Ford35.244   139.530    
21   Dean Dalton7Ford35.496   138.539    
22   John Sears4Dodge35.677   137.836    
23   Jabe Thomas25Plymouth36.024   136.508    
24   Dick May84Dodge36.035   136.467    
25   Ben Arnold76Ford35.320   139.229    
26   Elmo Langley64Mercury35.380   138.993    
27   Marv Acton32Plymouth35.503   138.512    
28   Frank Warren79Dodge35.505   138.504    
29   Bobby Mausgrover86Dodge35.637   137.991    
30   Henley Gray19Ford35.660   137.902    
31   Richard D. Brown91Chevrolet35.884   137.041    
32   Earl Brooks26Ford35.948   136.797    
33   Bill Shirey74Plymouth36.181   135.916    
34   Raymond Williams47Ford36.288   135.515    
35   Larry Baumel68Ford36.299   135.474    
36   Eddie Yarboro13Plymouth36.320   135.396    
37   Roy Mayne40Ford36.387   135.147    
38   Neil Castles06Dodge36.410   135.060    
39   Dick Brooks66Pontiac36.431   134.985    
40   Wendell Scott34Ford36.563   134.498    
41   Wayne Smith38Chevrolet36.702   133.987    
42   Earle Canavan01Plymouth36.719   133.925    
43   J.D. McDuffie70Mercury   .000    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Wayne Smith (#38), Earle Canavan (#01), J.D. McDuffie (#70)