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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 48
Sunday, February 28, 1971 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:43:36
Average speed: 134.168 mph
Pole speed: 151.711 mph
Cautions: 5 for 21 laps
Margin of victory: 8.5 sec
Attendance: 78810
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

1 121   A.J. Foyt Teleprompter Cable TV/Foulger Ford/Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury20051850running118
2 611   Buddy Baker Petty Enterprises   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Dodge20015325running5
3 343   Richard Petty Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth20012825running13
4 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge1999325running17
52122   Dick Brooks Mario Rossi'70 Dodge1985025running0
62298   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Mercury1974100running0
7 796   Ray Elder Hargis Engineering   (Fred Elder)'70 Dodge1963650running0
81055   Tiny Lund Baughman Manufacturing Co.   (John McConnell)'69 Dodge1942680running4
9 872   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Mercury1942625running0
101248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering / Mullin's   (James Hylton)'69 Mercury1942250running0
111464   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury1912175running0
124640   Marv Acton Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth1902100running0
13237   Jack McCoy Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'71 Dodge1902085running0
141845   Bill Seifert Garrett Ford   (Bill Seifert)'69 Ford1872000running0
152828   Carl Joiner Dean Thorne'69 Chevrolet1851950running0
16 939   Friday Hassler Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'69 Chevrolet1851975running0
173338   Jimmy Insolo Bill Martin's Union 76   (Marvin Rowley)'69 Chevrolet1831875running0
181925   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1791875running0
191624   Cecil Gordon Casa-Linda Sahara Motels   (Cecil Gordon)'69 Ford1791850running0
204475   Bobby Wawak Bobby Wawak'69 Dodge1791800running0
21380   Frank James Varner Brothers   (Jim Calder)'69 Chevrolet1771775running0
22505   Ron Hornaday Del Smith'70 Ford1771750running0
233026   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford1761750running0
244944   Dick Guldstrand Grande Marque   (James Good)'69 Chevrolet1751700running0
254514   Harry Schilling Thomas Hynes'69 Dodge1731675running0
264087   Ivan Baldwin Ivan Baldwin'69 Chevrolet1721650running0
27152   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'70 Plymouth1691650engine0
281341   Hershel McGriff Robert Koehler'70 Plymouth1631775running1
293419   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford1511575engine0
30 599   Fred Lorenzen STP   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth1428050engine42
31 46   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth1171800engine0
324790   Pat Fay El Rancho Garage   (Martin Fay)'71 Ford1111500flagged0
332077   Ray Johnstone Air Land Express   (Ray Johnstone)'69 Plymouth961500ignition0
343683   Marty Kinerk Sandy Sardin'69 Chevrolet911450overheating0
354270   J.D. McDuffie T.D. Welker Construction Co.   (J.D. McDuffie)'69 Mercury911475engine0
362576   Jim McElreath Jack McCoy'70 Dodge881440rear end0
374827   Johnny Steele Dwayne Belt   (Johnny Steele)'69 Ford791375engine0
38268   John Soares, Jr. John Soares, Jr.'70 Plymouth781385engine0
394112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'71 Dodge761400ignition0
402746   Red Farmer Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'69 Ford731325clutch0
415181   Bob England Bob England'70 Chevrolet631275rear end0
423232   Kevin Terris Black & Decker   (Dean Barnicle)'70 Plymouth411260engine0
433163   Bill Champion Strickland's Garage   (Charlie Roberts)'69 Dodge411250engine0
442488   Don Noel Don Noel'70 Ford381250engine0
453723   G.T. Tallas G.T. Tallas'69 Ford321175overheating0
46359   Bill Osborne Rialto Tool Co.   (Paul Burchard)'71 Ford241150engine0
471120   Pedro Rodriguez Southland Auto Salvage Auction   (Jimmy McCain)'70 Ford181175electrical0
48294   Dick Kranzler Goodyear Tire Center   (Dick Kranzler)'70 Chevrolet131125overheating0
493982   Ron Gautsche Tognotti's Speed Shops   (Ron Gautsche)'69 Ford101075engine0
501779   Frank Warren Prince Chrysler-Plymouth   (Frank Warren)'69 Dodge41075engine0
514317   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'69 Ford21050flagged0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
52Jack Roberts20Wynn's Oil Co.Jack RobertsChevrolet
53John W. Anderson57Wynn's Oil Co. / Sierra TireDon GuyChevrolet
54Ben Arnold76Ben ArnoldFord
55Sam Rose09NCB Hill Auto WreckersSam RoseMercury
56Walter Ballard30Ballard RacingVic BallardFord
57Jerry Barnett55Joe BarnettChevrolet
58D.K. Ulrich40May Co.D.K. UlrichFord
59Earle Wagner01Billy MoyerPlymouth
60Art Pollard94Claude Short DodgeRoger ParrDodge
61Harold Pagon36Custom Trim MotorsRichard GiachettiFord
62Larry Baumel68Auto LadAllan SchlauerFord
63Leonard Blanchard95Leonard BlanchardFord
64Frank Burnett43WCrown Motors / Burnett's Drive-InPaul JenkinsPlymouth
65Scotty Cain1Chapman-Magnolia Shell ServiceBob CloughFord
66Neil Castles06Neil CastlesDodge
67Markey James31McLaren's AutomotiveTony OddoChevrolet
68Vic Irvan5Del SmithFord
69Paul Tyler95Paul TylerMercury
70Tru Cheek62Pitstop AutomotiveJess Gillard / Wayne EnglandChevrolet
71Marion Collins78Oildale TirePete CollinsDodge
72Chris Connery11WChester PupienskiChevrolet
73Jim Danielson64WDanielson DistributorsJim DanielsonFord
74Jack DeWitt17WJack Stancil / Jim SeeleyFord
75Paul Dorrity15Joe Mackie's Star-Winners InnGlen DorrityChevrolet
76Vallie Engelauf65Jim MayedaChevrolet
77Doc Faustina5Maximum Performance Eng.Doc FaustinaPlymouth
78Glenn Francis33A-Jacks Rental / Isky CamsBill AndersenChevrolet
79Les Loeser40WPacific RoofingLes Loeser, Sr.Ford
80Ed Negre8Pyramid MotorsEd NegreFord
81Bill Champion10Bill ChampionFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Richard Petty111
  A.J. Foyt276
  Bobby Isaac81710
  Tiny Lund18214
  Buddy Baker22221
  Fred Lorenzen23242
  A.J. Foyt25295
  Fred Lorenzen304314
  A.J. Foyt446825
  Hershel McGriff69691
  Buddy Baker70701
  A.J. Foyt71733
  Bobby Isaac74807
  Fred Lorenzen819313
  A.J. Foyt94985
  Fred Lorenzen99991
  A.J. Foyt1001001
  Fred Lorenzen1011011
  A.J. Foyt1021021
  Fred Lorenzen1031108
  A.J. Foyt11113929
  Fred Lorenzen1401423
  Richard Petty1431442
  Buddy Baker1451451
  A.J. Foyt14617429
  Richard Petty17518410
  Buddy Baker1851862
  A.J. Foyt18720014