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1971 Southeastern 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 48
Sunday, March 28, 1971 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:52:23
Average Speed: 91.704 mph
Pole Speed: 105.525 mph
Cautions: 5 for 45 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 sec
Attendance: 25,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 117   David Pearson Holman-Moody'71 Ford5006,120running133
2 243   Richard Petty Southern Chrysler Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth5003,570running233
3 722   Dick Brooks Mario Rossi'70 Dodge4892,245running2
4 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'71 Dodge4871,320running78
5 472   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'70 Ford4851,045running0
6 839   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'69 Chevrolet483845running0
7 564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury469795running0
81825   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth448670running0
91619   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford443620running0
103006   Neil Castles Neil Castles'70 Dodge439595running0
11102   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge413580overheating0
122579   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth398545running0
13174   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge367535transmission0
141124   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury366525engine0
152434   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford340515engine0
162826   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford267505transmission0
171995   Paul Tyler Paul Tyler'69 Ford248495rear end0
182658   Robert Brown Allan Brown'71 Chevrolet228485oil leak0
19 948   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'70 Ford180500crash54
202145   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'70 Ford152465ignition0
212967   Dick May Ron Ronacher'69 Ford130455oil leak0
221510   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford111445crash0
23147   Ed Negre Dean Dalton'69 Ford106435crash0
242068   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford92425engine0
252230   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford60415overheating0
261374   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth58410engine0
27 649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth47425crash0
281288   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge32390ignition0
292341   Ken Meisenhelder Ken Meisenhelder'69 Chevrolet32380overheating0
302770   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet18370oil line0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Ed Negre8Ed NegreFord
Eddie Yarboro13Eddie YarboroPlymouth
Paul Dean Holt23Noel WickerFord
Bill Hollar28Earl BrooksFord
Raymond Bostic52James CottrellFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson14848
  Bobby Allison496921
  James Hylton70701
  Bobby Allison7112757
  James Hylton12818053
  Dick Brooks1811822
  Richard Petty183331149
  David Pearson3323365
  Richard Petty33742084
  David Pearson42150080