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1971 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 48
Sunday, February 14, 1971 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:40
Average Speed: 144.462 mph
Pole Speed: 182.744 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: 10 sec
Attendance: 80,000
Lead changes: 48

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 543   Richard Petty Southern Chrysler-Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth20045,450running69
2 611   Buddy Baker Dodge by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Dodge20016,100running16
3 121   A.J. Foyt Teleprompter Cable TV / Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury20014,500running36
4 417   David Pearson Purolator Filters   (Holman-Moody)'69 Mercury1994,225running6
5 999   Fred Lorenzen STP   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth1993,825running0
63231   Jim Vandiver Moss-Thornton   (O.L. Nixon)'69 Dodge1983,475running0
7 822   Dick Brooks Golden Products   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge1983,125running5
82420   Jim Hurtubise Southland Auto Salvage   (Jimmy McCain)'70 Ford1972,800running0
91548   James Hylton Mullins Ford   (James Hylton)'69 Ford1972,600running4
10 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge1973,950running37
11147   Ramo Stott Plymouth   (Ramo Stott)'71 Plymouth1952,350running0
122518   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'70 Dodge1942,200running0
133625   Pedro Rodriguez Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1941,975running0
141664   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury1931,850running0
153404   Freddy Fryar High Meadows Country & Golf Club   (Buster Davis)'69 Dodge1921,800running0
162710   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford1911,700running0
171924   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury1871,750running0
183112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'70 Dodge1871,600running7
193840   Marv Acton Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth1861,550running0
202607   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet1841,500running0
212003   Tommy Gale Gale Trucking   (Larry Jackson)'69 Mercury1831,475running0
222968   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford1791,525running0
232876   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford1791,425running0
243779   Frank Warren Waynesboro Chrysler-Plymouth   (Frank Warren)'69 Plymouth1781,400running0
25172   Dave Marcis Southside Dodge   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge1731,375engine0
261127   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'69 Mercury1701,350crash10
271090   Bill Dennis Teleprompter Corp.   (Junie Donlavey)'69 Mercury1621,525clutch0
28 36   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth1572,050engine6
29214   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge1261,275engine0
303545   Bill Seifert Garrett Motor Co.   (Bill Seifert)'70 Ford1111,250steering0
314019   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford931,225steering0
322244   Red Farmer Custom Trim Products   (Richard Giachetti)'71 Ford911,200engine0
33133   Cale Yarborough Plymouth   (Ray Fox)'71 Plymouth611,375engine0
34 798   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Mercury451,150oil line4
351272   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford391,125ignition0
363339   Friday Hassler Chattahoochee Valley Auto Parts/See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'69 Chevrolet381,200engine0
373006   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge241,075ignition0
381860   Maynard Troyer Nagle Ford   (Joe Nagle)'69 Ford91,050crash0
392355   Tiny Lund Baughmann Hi-Speed / Pepsi   (John McConnell)'69 Dodge71,025ignition0
403988   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge11,000quit0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jimmy Crawford02
Ed Negre8
Pedro Rodriguez14
Dub Simpson16
Fritz Schultz23
Earl Brooks26
Bill Hollar28
Walter Ballard30Ballard RacingVic BallardFord
Wendell Scott34
Blackie Wangerin38Blackie WangerinFord
Ken Meisenhelder41
Roy Mayne46
E.J. Trivette56Gary BairdChevrolet
Robert Brown58Allan BrownChevrolet
Vic Elford59
Charlie Roberts63
Dick May67
J.D. McDuffie70
Bill Shirey74
Dick Poling78Frank Warren
Joe Hines80
Bobby Mausgrover84
Butch Hirst87
Leonard Blanchard95

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt133
  David Pearson441
  A.J. Foyt562
  Buddy Baker782
  Bobby Isaac9113
  LeeRoy Yarbrough12154
  James Hylton16194
  Buddy Baker20201
  Pete Hamilton21211
  David Pearson22221
  Pete Hamilton23231
  Buddy Baker24241
  David Pearson25251
  Bobby Isaac26261
  Buddy Baker27271
  Bobby Isaac28347
  Buddy Baker35351
  Bobby Isaac365621
  Pete Hamilton57582
  Richard Petty59591
  Dick Brooks60612
  Richard Petty62632
  Dick Brooks64641
  Richard Petty65684
  Bobby Allison69735
  Pete Hamilton74741
  David Pearson75751
  Bobby Isaac76805
  A.J. Foyt819111
  Donnie Allison92932
  David Pearson94952
  Dick Brooks96961
  Pete Hamilton97971
  Dick Brooks98981
  A.J. Foyt991024
  Richard Petty1031086
  Bobby Allison1091091
  Richard Petty11012213
  Bobby Allison1231231
  A.J. Foyt1241296
  Richard Petty13015122
  A.J. Foyt15216110
  Donnie Allison1621654
  Buddy Baker1661661
  Donnie Allison1671704
  Buddy Baker1711733
  Richard Petty1741752
  Buddy Baker1761816
  Richard Petty18220019