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1971 West Virginia 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 35 of 48
Sunday, August 8, 1971 at International Raceway Park, Ona, WV
500 laps on a .455 mile paved track (227.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:57:50
Average Speed: 83.805 mph
Pole Speed: 84.053 mph
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 10,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'71 Plymouth5002,300running279
2 149   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola / Rollins Leasing   (Melvin Joseph)'70 Mustang4981,500running201
3 548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Ford495950running0
4 655   Tiny Lund Ronnie Hopkins'70 Camaro493750running20
51424   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury482650running0
6 414   Jim Paschal Cliff Stewart'70 Javelin477550engine0
71741   Gary Myers Norris Reed'70 Mustang474500running0
82530   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford468490running0
91110   Bill Champion Bill Champion'70 Ford468480running0
102625   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth467470running0
111626   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford459460running0
122870   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Mercury452450running0
132734   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford432440running0
141286   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'71 Firebird422430running0
15 733   Joe Dean Huss Jack Balmer'69 Camaro417420running0
16 987   Buck Baker Buck Baker'71 Firebird413410engine0
17302   Randy Hutchison Warren Prout'71 Camaro364400crash0
181006   Neil Castles Neil Castles'70 Dodge312390engine0
19227   Jimmy Vaughn Jimmy Vaughn'69 Camaro266380oil leak0
20314   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge224370ignition0
213450   Gordon Birkett John Hodges'69 Chevrolet220360crash0
22328   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford214350carburetor0
231515   Wayne Andrews Reid Shaw'71 Mustang206340overheating0
241345   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford187330driver ill0
25 364   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford141320ignition0
26 811   Junior Spencer James Rupe'69 Camaro112310ignition0
27233   Charlie Glotzbach Richard Howard'71 Chevrolet100300overheating0
28205   Pee Wee Wentz Jerry Wentz'69 Camaro100300engine0
292947   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford48300overheating0
301994   Al Straub Al Straub'71 Mustang48300overheating0
313379   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Dodge47300overheating0
322474   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth31300quit0
331819   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford25300suspension0
342178   Paul Tyler Keith Christensen'69 Camaro11300engine0
353573   Jerry Churchill Jerry Churchill'69 Ford1300quit0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison12929
  Richard Petty305223
  Bobby Allison53542
  Tiny Lund557420
  Bobby Allison7514773
  Richard Petty14823386
  Bobby Allison23429764
  Richard Petty2982992
  Bobby Allison30031516
  Richard Petty31634833
  Bobby Allison34936113
  Richard Petty36241958
  Bobby Allison4204234
  Richard Petty42450077