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1971 Talladega 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 37 of 48
Sunday, August 22, 1971 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:25:38
Average speed: 145.945 mph
Pole speed: 187.323 mph
Cautions: 5 for 43 laps
Margin of victory: 2.1 sec
Attendance: 46700
Lead changes: 54

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

1 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Mercury18819565running100
2 543   Richard Petty Pepsi   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth18810040running15
3 46   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth1876265crash36
4 899   Fred Lorenzen STP   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth1844290running0
54148   James Hylton Madden Food Systems / Mullins Ford   (James Hylton)'69 Mercury1834340running0
61145   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford1812515running0
72015   Don Tarr Tom Pistone'70 Ford1812265running0
83988   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge1792015running0
93125   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1791865running0
101992   Larry Smith Harley Smith'69 Ford1791775running0
111364   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury1791490running0
122510   Bill Champion Bill Champion'70 Ford1781465running0
133846   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet1781440running0
143203   Tommy Gale Larry Jackson'69 Mercury1761415running0
151479   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Dodge1751390running0
164605   David Sisco Charlie McGee'70 Chevrolet1731365running0
173020   Bill Ward Jimmy McCain'70 Ford1731340running0
183347   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'70 Ford1691315running0
19364   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge1631290running0
205026   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford1621265running0
212770   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Mercury1611240running0
222330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford1561240running0
23 33   Charlie Glotzbach Richard Howard'71 Chevrolet1551265engine5
242677   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'70 Ford1551165engine0
25487   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'69 Ford1551140running0
264996   Wendell Scott Tom Garn'70 Chevrolet1531115running0
274384   Dick May Ralph Davis'69 Ford1531115running0
28408   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford1511065running0
293768   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford1481040axle0
302832   Marv Acton Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth1461015engine0
314594   Harry Gailey George Elliott'69 Ford141990running0
321518   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'70 Dodge105965crash0
334453   Bobby Brack Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'69 Ford105965crash0
34295   Dave Marcis Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth101915crash0
351776   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford97890engine0
36 711   Buddy Baker Petty Enterprises'71 Dodge95865engine10
37 939   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'70 Chevrolet86840windshield0
381224   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury63815crash0
39 652   Rolf Stommelen Holman-Moody Racing'69 Mercury53790frame0
402493   Dub Simpson Harold Furr'71 Chevrolet49790fuel line0
41 121   Donnie Allison Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury44790engine22
423407   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet42715axle0
434219   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford39740engine0
441060   Maynard Troyer Nagle Racers   (Joe Nagle)'69 Mercury33665oil leak0
453586   Bobby Mausgrover Neil Castles'69 Dodge27640engine0
464763   Johnny Barnes Charlie Roberts'69 Dodge23615oil pan0
472172   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Mercury10690engine0
482290   Bill Dennis Junie Donlavey'69 Mercury10615engine0
491691   Richard D. Brown Junior Fields'71 Chevrolet5540engine0
501806   Neil Castles Neil Castles'70 Dodge1515ignition0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
George Altheide0Dodge
Eddie Yarboro13Plymouth
David Pearson17Pontiac
Bill Hollar28Ford
Wendell Scott34Ford
D.K. Ulrich40Ford
Ken Meisenhelder41Ken MeisenhelderChevrolet
Dick Poling62Dodge
Jerry Churchill73Jerry ChurchillFord
Bill Shirey74Plymouth
Bobby Wawak75Dodge
Johnny Halford83Plymouth
Dave Marcis87Mercury
Paul Tyler95Paul TylerMercury

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
647714   rain 
961027   #96 oil turn 4 
11011910   #5,18,53 accident turn 3 
1561616   #3 engine 
1691746   #77 engine 
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.9%             Average green flag run: 24.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Donnie Allison144
  Pete Hamilton573
  Donnie Allison881
  Buddy Baker991
  Bobby Allison10112
  Buddy Baker12132
  Bobby Allison14141
  Buddy Baker15151
  Donnie Allison16161
  Bobby Allison17193
  Donnie Allison20212
  Buddy Baker22221
  Donnie Allison23253
  Buddy Baker26305
  Donnie Allison31333
  Charlie Glotzbach34341
  Donnie Allison35384
  Pete Hamilton39391
  Richard Petty40401
  Donnie Allison41444
  Pete Hamilton45484
  Richard Petty49513
  Pete Hamilton52554
  Charlie Glotzbach56572
  Pete Hamilton587013
  Charlie Glotzbach71711
  Bobby Allison728615
  Pete Hamilton87871
  Richard Petty88881
  Pete Hamilton89891
  Bobby Allison90978
  Richard Petty98981
  Bobby Allison991046
  Richard Petty1051062
  Pete Hamilton1071082
  Bobby Allison1091168
  Pete Hamilton1171182
  Richard Petty1191202
  Bobby Allison1211255
  Richard Petty1261272
  Bobby Allison1281292
  Pete Hamilton1301301
  Bobby Allison1311333
  Pete Hamilton1341341
  Bobby Allison13515218
  Charlie Glotzbach1531531
  Pete Hamilton1541541
  Bobby Allison1551573
  Richard Petty1581581
  Bobby Allison15917517
  Richard Petty1761772
  Pete Hamilton1781781
  Bobby Allison1791791
  Pete Hamilton1801801
  Bobby Allison1811888