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1971 Southern 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 40 of 48
Monday, September 6, 1971 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:55
Average speed: 131.398 mph
Pole speed: 147.915 mph
Cautions: 5 for 32 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lp 3 sec
Attendance: 70000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

1 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Mercury36722450running329
2 643   Richard Petty Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth36610050running13
3 411   Buddy Baker Dodge by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Dodge3636575running0
4 771   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge3614625running25
5 599   Dave Marcis Nichels-Goldsmith   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth3553600running0
6 948   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Mercury3433050running0
71842   Marty Robbins Marty Robbins'69 Dodge3392550running0
8224   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge3382350running0
91124   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury3372150running0
103740   Roy Mayne D.K. Ulrich'71 Ford3202050running0
112576   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford3161850running0
123019   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford3151575running0
133226   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford3131430running0
143447   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford3131350running0
153613   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'69 Plymouth3031200running0
16 872   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Mercury2761545engine0
17208   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'69 Ford274945running0
183568   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford267895running0
191090   Bill Dennis Junie Donlavey'69 Mercury264845battery0
204034   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford242820running0
211549   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth223820crash0
22217   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'69 Ford217770engine0
231218   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge216745battery0
24 33   Charlie Glotzbach Charlie Smith Chevrolet   (Richard Howard)'71 Chevrolet214785crash0
252384   Dick May Ralph Davis'69 Dodge204725engine0
261910   Bill Champion Bill Champion'70 Ford194720rear end0
272732   Marv Acton Brooks Racing   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth187790hood pin0
283374   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth170710engine0
291430   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford167755engine0
30 26   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth156800overheating0
312879   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Dodge149695engine0
321745   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford111685engine0
331639   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'70 Chevrolet96680engine0
342464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury81675engine0
351317   David Pearson C.V. Enterprises   (Ray Nichels)'71 Pontiac50795engine0
362986   Bobby Mausgrover Neil Castles'69 Dodge44715suspension0
373806   Neil Castles Neil Castles'70 Dodge41680suspension0
382625   Jabe Thomas Talladega   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth13655engine0
393966   Dick Brooks Ferguson-Stephens   (Ross Ferguson)'71 Pontiac8650overheating0
403191   J.D. McDuffie Junior Fields'71 Chevrolet2645steering0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Earle Canavan01Earle CanavanPlymouth
Wayne Smith38Wayne SmithChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffieMercury
DCRichard D. Brown91Junior FieldsChevrolet
WDFred Lorenzen21PurolatorWood BrothersMercury

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
15228   #25 oil on track 
1211255   debris 
2382436   #34,49 accident turn 4 
2923009   #72 accident turn 4 
3113144   #90 stalled on track 
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.7%             Average green flag run: 55.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Allison11616
  Bobby Isaac174024
  Bobby Allison418949
  Richard Petty90912
  Bobby Allison9212130
  Bobby Isaac1221221
  Bobby Allison12315533
  Richard Petty1561572
  Bobby Allison15823982
  Richard Petty2402401
  Bobby Allison24129353
  Richard Petty2942941
  Bobby Allison2953017
  Richard Petty3023087
  Bobby Allison30936759