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1971 Motor Trend 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 48
Sunday, January 10, 1971 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:57:55
Average Speed: 100.783 mph
Pole Speed: 107.084 mph
Cautions: 1 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: 10.5 sec
Attendance: 23,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 396   Ray Elder Fred Elder'70 Dodge19118,715running67
2 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'70 Dodge1919,215running42
3 772   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford1896,390running0
4 471   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge1894,540running0
5 548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'70 Ford1852,915running0
6 939   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'69 Chevrolet1842,040running0
71032   Kevin Terris Dean Barnicle'70 Plymouth1841,785running0
82226   Carl Joiner Dean Thorne'69 Chevrolet1691,615running0
91719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford1691,640running0
101324   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Ford1671,415running0
112923   G.T. Tallas G.T. Tallas'69 Ford1571,315engine0
12 804   Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson'70 Plymouth1561,290ignition0
134018   Bob England Bob England'70 Chevrolet1551,240engine0
14274   Dick Kranzler Dick Kranzler'70 Chevrolet1431,215running0
153470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Mercury1401,190engine0
16 602   Dick Bown Mike Ober'70 Plymouth1331,215steering0
171964   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury1301,190engine0
18317   Jack McCoy Ernie Conn'70 Dodge1261,235engine0
192682   Ron Gautsche Ron Gautsche'69 Ford1181,125lug bolt0
20 143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth1071,515engine62
211508   John Soares, Jr. John Soares, Jr.'70 Plymouth1011,105engine0
223000   Frank James Jim Calder'69 Chevrolet971,095transmission0
23335   Ron Grable  '70 Ford771,160engine0
241444   Dick Guldstrand James Good'68 Chevrolet761,075a frame0
251138   Jimmy Insolo Marvin Rowley'69 Chevrolet751,065engine0
261210   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford581,055transmission0
272495   Bob Kauf Wrought Iron Co. / Ernie's Chevron   (Paul Stockwell)'69 Chevrolet561,045transmission0
282515   Paul Dorrity Glen Dorrity'71 Chevrolet501,035engine0
29236   Jerry Oliver Cos Cancilla'70 Oldsmobile471,025engine0
303779   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth401,015transmission0
3138107   Mike Kittlekow  '69 Chevrolet381,015clutch0
323277   Ray Johnstone Ray Johnstone'69 Plymouth361,095crash0
331888   Don Noel Noel-Lewin'70 Ford271,090engine0
343933   Glenn Francis Bill Andersen'70 Chevrolet271,015engine0
351617   David Pearson Holman-Moody'70 Ford251,165engine20
362083   Joe Clark  '69 Chevrolet211,065transmission0
3735148   Harry Schilling Thomas Hynes'69 Dodge181,065engine0
3836177   Roy Collins  '69 Dodge71,040engine0
392807   Ivan Baldwin Ivan Baldwin'69 Chevrolet21,015engine0
402199   Pat Fay  '71 Ford11,015engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty133
  Bobby Allison441
  David Pearson52420
  Richard Petty258359
  Ray Elder8410623
  Bobby Allison10711913
  Ray Elder12013516
  Bobby Allison13614914
  Ray Elder15016516
  Bobby Allison16617914
  Ray Elder18019112