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1971 National 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 42 of 48
Sunday, October 10, 1971 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps* on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:49:38
Average speed: 126.14 mph
Pole speed: 157.085 mph
Cautions: 6 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: 5 sec
Attendance: 52000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Mercury23818450running70
2 871   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge23810525running22
3 421   Donnie Allison Purolator Special   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury2386050running0
4 543   Richard Petty Pepsi / Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth2384025running9
5 13   Charlie Glotzbach Gaddy Motor Co. / Kmart   (Richard Howard)'71 Chevrolet2382975running119
6 211   Buddy Baker Dodge by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Dodge2372000running18
7 66   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth2341650running0
81439   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'70 Chevrolet2331575running0
9 948   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Mercury2311500running0
101172   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Mercury2261500running0
112118   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge2251385running0
122825   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth2251360running0
132479   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Dodge2251335running0
143164   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury2251300running0
151224   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury2251300running0
164210   Bill Champion Bill Champion'70 Mercury2241324running0
172045   Bill Seifert Garrett Ford   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury2241219running0
183657   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'69 Dodge2241184running0
191691   Ed Negre Junior Fields'71 Chevrolet2231173running0
203030   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford2231148running0
213926   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford2221097running0
222747   J.D. McDuffie Raymond Williams'71 Ford2221117running0
232976   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford2211091running0
243253   Bobby Brack Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'69 Ford2181073running0
251992   Larry Smith Harley Smith'69 Ford2181068running0
264083   Johnny Halford '69 Plymouth2141039running0
272219   Henley Gray Henley Gray'70 Ford2131033running0
283587   Cale Yarborough Kosins Auto Parts   (James Mason)'69 Mercury2091054overheating0
29374   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge206981running0
302327   A.J. Foyt Purolator / A.J. Foyt Chevrolet   (Banjo Matthews)'71 Chevrolet184974steering0
312631   Stick Elliott O.L. Nixon'69 Dodge163923driveshaft0
321099   Dave Marcis STP   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth152907steering0
333301   Earle Canavan W.K. Gladden   (Earle Canavan)'71 Plymouth120865crash0
34 798   LeeRoy Yarbrough Thomas Bros. Country Ham   (Richard Howard)'71 Chevrolet120865crash0
351860   Maynard Troyer Nagle Racers   (Joe Nagle)'69 Mercury115840engine0
361749   Neil Castles Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'69 Plymouth114834lug bolt0
371542   Marty Robbins Marty Robbins / Columbia Records   (Marty Robbins)'69 Dodge97812steering0
384155   Tiny Lund Pepsi Special   (Tiny Lund)'69 Mercury95770alternator0
393866   Dick Brooks Stephens-Ferguson / Plaza Pontiac   (Ross Ferguson)'71 Ford76796running0
401390   Bill Dennis Junie Donlavey'69 Mercury73788driveshaft0
412507   Wendell Scott Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet64714wheel bearing0
42345   Jim Vandiver Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth10640crash0
* Race shortened to 238 laps due to rain/darkness.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ernest Eury05Eury's GarageErnest EuryChevrolet
Bill Hollar28Hollar RacingEarl BrooksFord
Ken Meisenhelder41Southern Photo Lab / The HutKen MeisenhelderChevrolet
Charlie Roberts63Wheels From PompeyCharlie RobertsDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach11111
  Buddy Baker122312
  Charlie Glotzbach246340
  Buddy Baker64696
  Charlie Glotzbach7012556
  Richard Petty1261349
  Charlie Glotzbach1351351
  Bobby Isaac13615722
  Bobby Allison1581658
  Charlie Glotzbach16617611
  Bobby Allison17723862