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1971 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 48
Sunday, April 25, 1971 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:22:41
Average Speed: 77.707 mph
Pole Speed: 82.529 mph
Cautions: 1 for 3 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.6 sec
Attendance: 20,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
15 121   Donnie Allison Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury413775engine367
3 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge4922,350out of gas0
1 343   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'71 Plymouth5005,075running118
6 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'71 Dodge4821,050running0
2 517   David Pearson Holman-Moody   (Holman-Moody)'71 Ford5002,550running14
20 699   Fred Lorenzen STP   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth329525overheating1
16 772   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'70 Ford367625engine0
4 82   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge4861,525running0
27 964   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford67350rear end0
291079   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth18300engine0
231122   Dick Brooks Golden Products   (Mario Rossi)'70 Dodge133450engine0
241210   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford111425engine0
301349   Ed Negre G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth0275transmission0
261451   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet92375rear end0
51548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering / Mullins Ford   (James Hylton)'70 Ford4831,225running0
71624   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury471925running0
181725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth337575engine0
121820   Elmo Langley Southland Auto Services   (Clyde Lynn)'70 Ford449725running0
14197   Bill Dennis Talladega Winston 500   (Dean Dalton)'69 Ford434675running0
92006   Neil Castles Neil Castles'70 Dodge466825running0
132119   Henley Gray Fairway Ford   (Henley Gray)'69 Ford444675running0
252230   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford99375clutch0
192370   J.D. McDuffie Mercury Cyclone   (J.D. McDuffie)'69 Mercury330525clutch0
21244   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge164475ignition0
172534   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford362575engine0
112646   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet460725running0
82788   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge470850running0
102845   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'71 Ford465750running0
282974   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth37300engine0
223068   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford146450transmission0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Donnie Allison1132132
  Richard Petty13314715
  Donnie Allison13818649
  Fred Lorenzen1871871
  Donnie Allison188328141
  Richard Petty3293357
  David Pearson33634914
  Donnie Allison35037122
  Richard Petty3723798
  Donnie Allison38041233
  Richard Petty41350088