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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 (499.216 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: 52000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

1 121   A.J. Foyt Purolator / TelePrompTer / Bud Brown   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury32819200running205
2 343   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Inc.   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth32810700running59
3166   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth3276975running14
4 617   David Pearson Purolator Special   (Holman-Moody Racing)'70 Ford3274490running36
5 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge3273500running1
6 411   Buddy Baker Petty Enterprises Inc.   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Dodge3253000running0
71238   Charlie Glotzbach John McCarthy'70 Dodge3192500running0
81131   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge3192000running0
92248   James Hylton Mullin's Ford-Mercury / Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford3151750running0
101512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'71 Dodge3151600running0
11 92   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge3151550running0
122039   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'69 Chevrolet3131500running0
131418   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge3131450running0
143122   Dick Brooks Mario Rossi'70 Dodge3101400running0
152607   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet3101350running0
162546   Roy Mayne Hunter's Garage   (Tom Hunter)'69 Chevrolet3101300running0
171024   Cecil Gordon Casa-Linda Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'69 Mercury3071275running0
181364   Elmo Langley Henry Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury3071250running0
192888   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge3061225running0
203560   Maynard Troyer Nagle Racers   (Joe Nagle)'69 Ford3061200fuel pump0
212179   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Dodge3061180running0
223203   Tommy Gale Gale Trucking   (Larry Jackson)'69 Mercury3031165running0
23367   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'69 Ford2941150running0
243753   Rod Eulenfeld Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'69 Ford2931135running0
253970   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Enterprises   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet2881120running0
262976   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford2881105running0
272410   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford2511090clutch0
28 845   LeeRoy Yarbrough Garrett Ford   (Bill Seifert)'70 Ford2461080overheating0
29 73   Cale Yarborough Stuckeys   (Ray Fox)'71 Plymouth2451070crash13
303419   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford1941060overheating0
311890   Bill Dennis Junie Donlavey'69 Mercury1851050overheating0
32404   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge1391040transmission0
333025   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1111035engine0
342706   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'70 Dodge971030engine0
35 599   Fred Lorenzen STP Oil Treatment   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth851025ignition0
361972   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford801020engine0
372349   Earl Brooks G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth671015engine0
381720   Jim Hurtubise Southland Auto Service   (Jimmy McCain)'70 Ford441010fuel pump0
393330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford441005transmission0
403816   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet71000quit0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Jimmy Crawford02Rivers AutomotiveJohn RiversPlymouth
Lee Roy Carrigg37Clyde R. LyonsFord
Joe Phipps65M&G Convoy Inc.Joe PhippsChevelle
Bob Davis84Art Craft MetalRalph DavisDodge
Lawrence Fields91Ralph McNabbChevelle
Paul Tyler95Paul TylerMercury

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
35384   #31 spun turn 4 
76827   #49 spun turn 1 
9810912   oil turns 3/4 
2462527   #3 accident turn 1 
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.1%             Average green flag run: 59.6 laps

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