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1971 American 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 44 of 48
Sunday, October 24, 1971 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:24:43
Average Speed: 113.405 mph
Pole Speed: 135.167 mph
Cautions: 9 for 58 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 25,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'71 Plymouth49217,120running189
2 211   Buddy Baker Petty Enterprises'71 Dodge4929,745running209
3 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Holman-Moody)'69 Mercury4886,320running1
4 76   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth4874,195running16
5 671   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge4833,920running0
61172   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Mercury4822,570running0
72748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Mercury4761,045running0
81518   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge4711,670running0
92390   Bill Dennis Junie Donlavey'69 Mercury4711,445running0
101339   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'70 Chevrolet4681,270running0
111924   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury4641,070running0
122655   Tiny Lund Tiny Lund'69 Mercury4611,045running0
132176   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford4591,020running0
142547   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford457995running0
154045   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford453970running0
16288   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford446945running0
173191   Richard D. Brown Junior Fields'71 Chevrolet4451,020running0
183719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford440895running0
193457   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'69 Dodge439870running0
201731   Stick Elliott O.L. Nixon'69 Dodge435895running0
213634   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford421820running0
223830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford397795engine0
23224   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge389770running0
243570   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Mercury342745suspension0
253010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford333720oil leak0
264126   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford297670suspension0
273906   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge254670engine0
28 92   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge227670engine0
293264   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury216670engine0
302425   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth174595crash0
311649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth171710crash0
322053   Bobby Brack Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'69 Ford170580crash0
332995   Paul Tyler Paul Tyler'69 Ford163575crash0
341027   A.J. Foyt Banjo Matthews'71 Chevrolet139595crash0
351879   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth112590engine0
36 899   David Pearson Nichels-Goldsmith   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth92585crash0
37 13   Charlie Glotzbach Richard Howard'71 Chevrolet841,130crash77
381207   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet79575engine0
39 321   Donnie Allison Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury63820overheating0
403313   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'69 Plymouth36565engine0
411460   Maynard Troyer Nagle Racers   (Joe Nagle)'69 Mercury13545engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach111
  Buddy Baker265
  Charlie Glotzbach78276
  Buddy Baker83831
  Bobby Allison84841
  Buddy Baker85862
  Pete Hamilton8710014
  Buddy Baker10114646
  Pete Hamilton1471482
  Buddy Baker14923385
  Richard Petty2342352
  Buddy Baker23629358
  Richard Petty29433744
  Buddy Baker33834912
  Richard Petty350492143