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1971 Atlanta 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 48
Sunday, April 4, 1971 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:16
Average Speed: 131.375 mph
Pole Speed: 155.152 mph
Cautions: 4 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.8 sec
Attendance: 52,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
223203   Tommy Gale Gale Trucking   (Larry Jackson)'69 Mercury3031,165running0
342706   Neil Castles Howard Furniture Co.   (Neil Castles)'70 Dodge971,030engine0
152607   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet3101,350running0
272410   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford2511,090clutch0
6 411   Buddy Baker Petty Enterprises Inc.   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Dodge3253,000running0
101512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'71 Dodge3151,600running0
403816   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet71,000quit0
4 617   David Pearson Purolator Special   (Holman-Moody)'70 Ford3274,490running36
131418   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge3131,450running0
303419   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford1941,060overheating0
11 92   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge3151,550running0
381720   Jim Hurtubise Southland Auto Service   (Jimmy McCain)'70 Ford441,010fuel pump0
1 121   A.J. Foyt Purolator / TelePrompTer   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury32819,200running205
143122   Dick Brooks Mario Rossi'70 Dodge3101,400running0
171024   Cecil Gordon Casa-Linda Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'69 Mercury3071,275running0
333025   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1111,035engine0
29 73   Cale Yarborough Stuckeys   (Ray Fox)'71 Plymouth2451,070crash13
393330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford441,005transmission0
81131   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge3192,000running0
71238   Charlie Glotzbach John McCarthy'70 Dodge3192,500running0
122039   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'69 Chevrolet3131,500running0
32404   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge1391,040transmission0
2 343   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Inc.   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth32810,700running59
28 845   LeeRoy Yarbrough Garrett Ford   (Bill Seifert)'70 Ford2461,080overheating0
162546   Roy Mayne Hunter's Garage   (Tom Hunter)'69 Chevrolet3101,300running0
92248   James Hylton Mullin's Ford-Mercury / Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford3151,750running0
372349   Earl Brooks G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth671,015engine0
243753   Rod Eulenfeld Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'69 Ford2931,135running0
3166   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth3276,975running14
203560   Maynard Troyer Nagle Racers   (Joe Nagle)'69 Ford3061,200fuel pump0
181364   Elmo Langley Henry Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury3071,250running0
23367   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'69 Ford2941,150running0
253970   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Enterprises   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet2881,120running0
5 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge3273,500running1
361972   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford801,020engine0
262976   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford2881,105running0
212179   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Dodge3061,180running0
192888   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge3061,225running0
311890   Bill Dennis Junie Donlavey'69 Mercury1851,050overheating0
35 599   Fred Lorenzen STP Oil Treatment   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth851,025ignition0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Jimmy Crawford02Rivers AutomotiveJohn RiversPlymouth
Lee Roy Carrigg37Clyde R. LyonsFord
Joe Phipps65M&G Convoy Inc.Joe PhippsChevelle
Bob Davis84Art Craft MetalRalph DavisDodge
Lawrence Fields91Ralph McNabbChevelle

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  A.J. Foyt13636
  Richard Petty375115
  Pete Hamilton52521
  Richard Petty53531
  David Pearson54607
  Cale Yarborough61644
  David Pearson65717
  Cale Yarborough72721
  Pete Hamilton738513
  Richard Petty8610520
  Bobby Isaac1061061
  Cale Yarborough1071071
  David Pearson10812013
  A.J. Foyt12116545
  Richard Petty1661683
  Cale Yarborough1691757
  A.J. Foyt17622247
  Richard Petty2232308
  David Pearson2312399
  A.J. Foyt2402489
  Richard Petty2492491
  A.J. Foyt25030455
  Richard Petty30531511
  A.J. Foyt31632813