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1971 American 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 44 of 48
Sunday, October 24, 1971 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:24:43
Average speed: 113.405 mph
Pole speed: 135.167 mph
Cautions: 9 for 58 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 25000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'71 Plymouth49217120running189
2 211   Buddy Baker Petty Enterprises'71 Dodge4929745running209
3 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Mercury4886320running1
4 76   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth4874195running16
5 671   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge4833920running0
61172   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Mercury4822570running0
72748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Mercury4761045running0
81518   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge4711670running0
92390   Bill Dennis Junie Donlavey'69 Mercury4711445running0
101339   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'70 Chevrolet4681270running0
111924   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury4641070running0
122655   Tiny Lund Tiny Lund'69 Mercury4611045running0
132176   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford4591020running0
142547   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford457995running0
154045   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford453970running0
16288   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford446945running0
173191   Richard D. Brown Junior Fields'71 Chevrolet4451020running0
183719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford440895running0
193457   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'69 Dodge439870running0
201731   Stick Elliott O.L. Nixon'69 Dodge435895running0
213634   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford421820running0
223830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford397795engine0
23224   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge389770running0
243570   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Mercury342745suspension0
253010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford333720oil leak0
264126   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford297670suspension0
273906   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge254670engine0
28 92   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge227670engine0
293264   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury216670engine0
302425   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth174595crash0
311649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth171710crash0
322053   Bobby Brack Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'69 Ford170580crash0
332995   Paul Tyler Paul Tyler'69 Ford163575crash0
341027   A.J. Foyt Banjo Matthews'71 Chevrolet139595crash0
351879   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth112590engine0
36 899   David Pearson Nichels-Goldsmith   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth92585crash0
37 13   Charlie Glotzbach Richard Howard'71 Chevrolet841130crash77
381207   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet79575engine0
39 321   Donnie Allison Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury63820overheating0
403313   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'69 Plymouth36565engine0
411460   Maynard Troyer Nagle Racers   (Joe Nagle)'69 Mercury13545engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCFriday Hassler27Banjo MatthewsChevrolet
DCCharlie Roberts39Friday HasslerChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach111
  Buddy Baker265
  Charlie Glotzbach78276
  Buddy Baker83831
  Bobby Allison84841
  Buddy Baker85862
  Pete Hamilton8710014
  Buddy Baker10114646
  Pete Hamilton1471482
  Buddy Baker14923385
  Richard Petty2342352
  Buddy Baker23629358
  Richard Petty29433744
  Buddy Baker33834912
  Richard Petty350492143