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1971 Carolina 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 48
Sunday, March 14, 1971 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:12:55
Average speed: 118.696 mph
Pole speed: 133.892 mph
Cautions: 7 for 36 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 33000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

1 243   Richard Petty Southern Chrysler Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth49217315running198
2 371   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge49211240running55
31011   Buddy Baker Petty Enterprises'71 Dodge4925065running182
4 199   Fred Lorenzen STP   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth4883815crash16
51322   Dick Brooks Golden Products   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge4881875running0
61698   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Mercury4861565crash22
72718   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'69 Dodge4741340running0
8 855   Tiny Lund Pepsi / Purolator   (John McConnell)'69 Dodge4711415running0
91164   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury4701215crash0
101490   Bill Dennis Danville Lincoln-Mercury   (Junie Donlavey)'69 Mercury4621165running0
111976   Ben Arnold Arnold Automotive   (Ben Arnold)'69 Ford4551090running0
122225   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'69 Plymouth4541040running0
131224   Cecil Gordon Sahara / Casa Linda Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'69 Mercury4461090running0
143188   J.D. McDuffie Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'69 Dodge4411015running0
153534   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford439965crash0
16258   Ed Negre Pyramid Motors   (Ed Negre)'69 Ford438940running0
172879   Frank Warren Waynesboro Chrysler-Plymouth   (Frank Warren)'69 Plymouth437915running0
181548   James Hylton Mullins Ford   (James Hylton)'70 Mercury436965suspension0
194075   Bobby Wawak Bobby Wawak'69 Dodge436865crash0
202968   Larry Baumel Bob's Auto Clinic   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford413840running0
213245   Bill Seifert Garrett Motors   (Bill Seifert)'70 Ford384815overheating0
223456   E.J. Trivette Marietta Auto Parts   (Gary Baird)'71 Chevrolet368790running0
231810   Bill Champion Flourney Motors   (Bill Champion)'69 Ford366840running0
24 66   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth3391115radiator7
25 972   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Mercury304790crash0
261749   G.C. Spencer Cecil's Steak   (G.C. Spencer)'69 Plymouth301790engine12
272142   Ray Hendrick Mallory Speed   (L.G. DeWitt)'70 Ford295665crash0
283046   Roy Mayne G&J Radiator   (Tom Hunter)'69 Chevrolet282640engine0
293763   Charlie Roberts Strickland Garage   (Charlie Roberts)'69 Dodge265615engine0
30 512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'71 Dodge2311065engine0
31 739   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'69 Chevrolet186860radiator0
322440   Marv Acton Dick Brooks'69 Plymouth162580crash0
33234   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge148575lug bolts0
34 42   Dave Marcis Addy Dodge   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge1321145engine0
353967   Dick May Dick Burns Inc.   (Ron Ronacher)'69 Ford98565suspension0
362006   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge95560overheating0
373319   Henley Gray Fairway Ford   (Henley Gray)'69 Ford72555overheating0
383851   Dub Simpson Royal Uniform   (Bill Strong)'69 Chevrolet28550transmission0
393644   James Sears Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'71 Ford9545brakes0
402647   Raymond Williams MARC Times   (Bill Seifert)'70 Ford5540crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fred Lorenzen11515
  Bobby Isaac162813
  Fred Lorenzen29291
  G.C. Spencer304112
  Richard Petty429857
  Bobby Isaac9912830
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1291302
  Buddy Baker13121585
  LeeRoy Yarbrough21623318
  Buddy Baker23430673
  Pete Hamilton3073137
  Richard Petty3143141
  Buddy Baker31533218
  LeeRoy Yarbrough3333342
  Richard Petty33542288
  Buddy Baker4234253
  Bobby Isaac42643712
  Richard Petty43846831
  Buddy Baker4694713
  Richard Petty47249221