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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 48
Sunday, January 10, 1971 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (500.420 miles)

Time of race: 4:57:55
Average speed: 100.783 mph
Pole speed: 107.084 mph
Cautions: 1 for 9 laps
Margin of victory: 10.5 sec
Attendance: 23000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

1 396   Ray Elder Hargis Engineer's Special   (Fred Elder)'70 Dodge19118715running67
2 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'70 Dodge1919215running42
3 772   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford1896390running0
4 471   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'70 Dodge1894540running0
5 548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'70 Ford1852915running0
6 939   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'69 Chevrolet1842040running0
71032   Kevin Terris Black & Decker   (Dean Barnicle)'70 Plymouth1841785running0
82226   Carl Joiner Dean Thorne'69 Chevrolet1691615running0
91719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford1691640running0
101324   Cecil Gordon Casa Linda Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'69 Ford1671415running0
112923   G.T. Tallas G.T. Tallas'69 Ford1571315engine0
12 804   Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson'70 Plymouth1561290ignition0
134018   Bob England Bob England'70 Chevrolet1551240engine0
14274   Dick Kranzler Dick Kranzler'70 Chevrolet1431215running0
153470   J.D. McDuffie Mercury Cyclone   (J.D. McDuffie)'69 Mercury1401190engine0
16 602   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'70 Plymouth1331215steering0
171964   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury1301190engine0
18317   Jack McCoy Chuck Sargent   (Ernie Conn)'70 Dodge1261235engine0
192682   Ron Gautsche Tognotti's Speed Shops   (Ron Gautsche)'69 Ford1181125lug bolt0
20 143   Richard Petty Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth1071515engine62
211508   John Soares, Jr. Plymouth   (John Soares, Jr.)'70 Plymouth1011105engine0
223000   Frank James Varner Bros. / CJ Racing   (Jim Calder)'69 Chevrolet971095transmission0
23335   Ron Grable Del Smith'70 Ford771160engine0
241444   Dick Guldstrand Grande Marque   (James Good)'68 Chevrolet761075a frame0
251138   Jimmy Insolo Bill Martin's Union 76   (Marvin Rowley)'69 Chevrolet751065engine0
261210   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford581055transmission0
272495   Bob Kauf Wrought Iron Co. / Ernie's Chevron   (Paul Stockwell)'69 Chevrolet561045transmission0
282515   Paul Dorrity Joe Mackie's Star-Winners Inn   (Glen Dorrity)'71 Chevrolet501035engine0
29236   Jerry Oliver Concord Olds   (Cos Cancilla)'70 Oldsmobile471025engine0
303779   Frank Warren Prince Chrysler Plymouth   (Frank Warren)'69 Plymouth401015transmission0
3138107   Mike Pittlekow '69 Chevrolet381015clutch0
323277   Ray Johnstone Smokey's Wheels   (Ray Johnstone)'69 Plymouth361095crash0
331888   Don Noel Cambria Spring Co.   (Noel-Lewin)'70 Ford271090engine0
343933   Glenn Francis Bill Andersen'70 Chevrolet271015engine0
351617   David Pearson Purolator   (Holman-Moody Racing)'70 Ford251165engine20
362083   Joe Clark Russ Whiteside'69 Chevrolet211065transmission0
3735148   Harry Schilling Thomas Hynes'69 Dodge181065engine0
3836177   Roy Collins Oildale Tire'69 Dodge71040engine0
392807   Ivan Baldwin Ivan Baldwin'69 Chevrolet21015engine0
402199   Pat Fay Martin Fay'71 Ford11015engine0

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
83919   debris turn 9 
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.7%             Average green flag run: 91.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Richard Petty133
  Bobby Allison441
  David Pearson52420
  Richard Petty258359
  Ray Elder8410623
  Bobby Allison10711913
  Ray Elder12013516
  Bobby Allison13614914
  Ray Elder15016516
  Bobby Allison16617914
  Ray Elder18019112