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1971 Miller High Life 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 48
Sunday, February 28, 1971 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:43:36
Average Speed: 134.168 mph
Pole Speed: 151.711 mph
Cautions: 5 for 21 laps
Margin of Victory: 8.5 sec
Attendance: 78,810
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 121   A.J. Foyt Teleprompter Cable TV/Foulger Ford/Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury20051,850running118
2 611   Buddy Baker Petty Enterprises'71 Dodge20015,325running5
3 343   Richard Petty Plymouth By Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth20012,825running13
4 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge1999,325running17
52122   Dick Brooks Mario Rossi'70 Dodge1985,025running0
62298   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Mercury1974,100running0
7 796   Ray Elder Fred Elder'70 Dodge1963,650running0
81055   Tiny Lund John McConnell'69 Dodge1942,680running4
9 872   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Mercury1942,625running0
101248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Mercury1942,250running0
111464   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury1912,175running0
124640   Marv Acton Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth1902,100running0
13237   Jack McCoy Ernie Conn'71 Dodge1902,085running0
141845   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford1872,000running0
152828   Carl Joiner Dean Thorne'69 Chevrolet1851,950running0
16 939   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'69 Chevrolet1851,975running0
173338   Jimmy Insolo Marvin Rowley'69 Chevrolet1831,875running0
181925   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1791,875running0
191624   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Ford1791,850running0
204475   Bobby Wawak Bobby Wawak'69 Dodge1791,800running0
21380   Frank James Jim Calder'69 Chevrolet1771,775running0
22505   Ron Hornaday  '70 Ford1771,750running0
233026   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford1761,750running0
244944   Dick Guldstrand James Good'69 Chevrolet1751,700running0
254514   Harry Schilling Thomas Hynes'69 Dodge1731,675running0
264087   Ivan Baldwin Ivan Baldwin'69 Chevrolet1721,650running0
27152   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'70 Plymouth1691,650engine0
281341   Hershel McGriff Robert Koehler'70 Plymouth1631,775running1
293419   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford1511,575engine0
30 599   Fred Lorenzen STP   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth1428,050engine42
31 46   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth1171,800engine0
324790   Pat Fay  '71 Ford1111,500flagged0
332077   Ray Johnstone Ray Johnstone'69 Plymouth961,500ignition0
343683   Marty Kinerk  '69 Chevrolet911,450overheating0
354270   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Mercury911,475engine0
362576   Jim McElreath  '70 Dodge881,440rear end0
374827   Johnny Steele Johnny Steele'69 Ford791,375engine0
38268   John Soares, Jr. John Soares, Jr.'70 Plymouth781,385engine0
394112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'70 Dodge761,400ignition0
402746   Red Farmer Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'69 Ford731,325clutch0
415181   Bob England Bob England'70 Chevrolet631,275rear end0
423232   Kevin Terris Dean Barnicle'70 Plymouth411,260engine0
433163   Bill Champion Charlie Roberts'69 Dodge411,250engine0
442488   Don Noel Don Noel'70 Ford381,250engine0
453723   G.T. Tallas G.T. Tallas'69 Ford321,175overheating0
46359   Bill Osborne  '71 Ford241,150engine0
471120   Pedro Rodriguez Southland Auto Salvage Auction   (Jimmy McCain)'70 Ford181,175electrical0
48294   Dick Kranzler Dick Kranzler'70 Chevrolet131,125overheating0
493982   Ron Gautsche Ron Gautsche'69 Ford101,075engine0
501779   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Dodge41,075engine0
514317   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'69 Ford21,050flagged0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty111
  A.J. Foyt276
  Bobby Isaac81710
  Tiny Lund18214
  Buddy Baker22221
  Fred Lorenzen23242
  A.J. Foyt25295
  Fred Lorenzen304314
  A.J. Foyt446825
  Hershel McGriff69691
  Buddy Baker70701
  A.J. Foyt71733
  Bobby Isaac74807
  Fred Lorenzen819313
  A.J. Foyt94985
  Fred Lorenzen99991
  A.J. Foyt1001001
  Fred Lorenzen1011011
  A.J. Foyt1021021
  Fred Lorenzen1031108
  A.J. Foyt11113929
  Fred Lorenzen1401423
  Richard Petty1431442
  Buddy Baker1451451
  A.J. Foyt14617429
  Richard Petty17518410
  Buddy Baker1851862
  A.J. Foyt18720014