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1971 Daytona 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 48
Sunday, February 14, 1971 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:40
Average speed: 144.462 mph
Pole speed: 182.744 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of victory: 10 sec
Attendance: 80000
Lead changes: 48

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

1 543   Richard Petty Southern Chrysler-Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth20045450running69
2 611   Buddy Baker Dodge by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Dodge20016100running16
3 121   A.J. Foyt Teleprompter Cable TV / Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury20014500running36
4 417   David Pearson Purolator Filters   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Mercury1994225running6
5 999   Fred Lorenzen STP   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth1993825running0
63231   Jim Vandiver Moss-Thornton   (O.L. Nixon)'69 Dodge1983475running0
7 822   Dick Brooks Golden Products   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge1983125running5
82420   Jim Hurtubise Southland Auto Salvage   (Jimmy McCain)'70 Ford1972800running0
91548   James Hylton Mullins Ford   (James Hylton)'69 Ford1972600running4
10 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge1973950running37
11147   Ramo Stott Plymouth   (Ramo Stott)'71 Plymouth1952350running0
122518   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'70 Dodge1942200running0
133625   Pedro Rodriguez Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1941975running0
141664   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury1931850running0
153404   Freddy Fryar High Meadows Country & Golf Club   (Buster Davis)'69 Dodge1921800running0
162710   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford1911700running0
171924   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury1871750running0
183112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'70 Dodge1871600running7
193840   Marv Acton Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth1861550running0
202607   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet1841500running0
212003   Tommy Gale Gale Trucking   (Larry Jackson)'69 Mercury1831475running0
222968   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford1791525running0
232876   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford1791425running0
243779   Frank Warren Waynesboro Chrysler-Plymouth   (Frank Warren)'69 Plymouth1781400running0
25172   Dave Marcis Southside Dodge   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge1731375engine0
261127   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'69 Mercury1701350crash10
271090   Bill Dennis Teleprompter Corp.   (Junie Donlavey)'69 Mercury1621525clutch0
28 36   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth1572050engine6
29214   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge1261275engine0
303545   Bill Seifert Garrett Motor Co.   (Bill Seifert)'70 Ford1111250steering0
314019   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford931225steering0
322244   Red Farmer Custom Trim Products   (Richard Giachetti)'71 Ford911200engine0
33133   Cale Yarborough Plymouth   (Ray Fox)'71 Plymouth611375engine0
34 798   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Mercury451150oil line4
351272   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford391125ignition0
363339   Friday Hassler Chattanooga Valley Auto Parts / See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'69 Chevrolet381200engine0
373006   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge241075ignition0
381860   Maynard Troyer Nagle Ford   (Joe Nagle)'69 Ford91050crash0
392355   Tiny Lund Baughmann Hi-Speed / Pepsi   (John McConnell)'69 Dodge71025ignition0
403988   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge11000quit0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Jimmy Crawford02Crawford BrothersPlymouth
Ed Negre8Ed NegreDodge
Pedro Rodriguez14Bill EllisChevrolet
Dub Simpson16Ken SpikesChevrolet
Fritz Schultz23Don RobertsonPlymouth
Earl Brooks26Earl BrooksFord
Bill Hollar28Earl BrooksFord
Walter Ballard30Ballard RacingVic BallardFord
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord
Blackie Wangerin38Blackie WangerinFord
Ken Meisenhelder41Ken MeisenhelderChevrolet
Roy Mayne46Tom HunterChevrolet
E.J. Trivette56Gary BairdChevrolet
Robert Brown58Allan BrownChevrolet
Vic Elford59Tom PistoneFord
Charlie Roberts63Charlie RobertsDodge
Dick May67Ron RonacherFord
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffieMercury
Bill Shirey74Bill ShireyPlymouth
Dick Poling78Frank WarrenDodge
Joe Hines80H&R Racing, Inc.Joe HinesChevrolet
Bobby Mausgrover84Buster DavisDodge
Butch Hirst87John PembertonOldsmobile
Leonard Blanchard95Leonard BlanchardFord
DCJabe Thomas25Don RobertsonPlymouth

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
10189   #60 accident turn 2 
46516   #98 stalled frontstretch 
66738   #79 oil turn 1 
87915   debris 
991013   #6,22 accident turn 1 
1211277   debris 
1651706   #6 oil frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.0%             Average green flag run: 19.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  A.J. Foyt133
  David Pearson441
  A.J. Foyt562
  Buddy Baker782
  Bobby Isaac9113
  LeeRoy Yarbrough12154
  James Hylton16194
  Buddy Baker20201
  Pete Hamilton21211
  David Pearson22221
  Pete Hamilton23231
  Buddy Baker24241
  David Pearson25251
  Bobby Isaac26261
  Buddy Baker27271
  Bobby Isaac28347
  Buddy Baker35351
  Bobby Isaac365621
  Pete Hamilton57582
  Richard Petty59591
  Dick Brooks60612
  Richard Petty62632
  Dick Brooks64641
  Richard Petty65684
  Bobby Allison69735
  Pete Hamilton74741
  David Pearson75751
  Bobby Isaac76805
  A.J. Foyt819111
  Donnie Allison92932
  David Pearson94952
  Dick Brooks96961
  Pete Hamilton97971
  Dick Brooks98981
  A.J. Foyt991024
  Richard Petty1031086
  Bobby Allison1091091
  Richard Petty11012213
  Bobby Allison1231231
  A.J. Foyt1241296
  Richard Petty13015122
  A.J. Foyt15216110
  Donnie Allison1621654
  Buddy Baker1661661
  Donnie Allison1671704
  Buddy Baker1711733
  Richard Petty1741752
  Buddy Baker1761816
  Richard Petty18220019