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1971 Texas 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 48 of 48
Sunday, December 12, 1971 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:28:20
Average speed: 144 mph
Pole speed: 170.83 mph
Cautions: 3 for 28 laps
Margin of victory: 18 sec
Attendance: 18600
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 343   Richard Petty Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth25013395running111
2 411   Buddy Baker Petty Enterprises'71 Dodge2506805running52
3 512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Mercury2485125running75
4 16   Pete Hamilton American Brakeblok   (Cotton Owens)'71 Plymouth2453865running12
5 890   Bill Dennis Junie Donlavey'69 Mercury2393100running0
61018   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'70 Dodge2382540running0
71524   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury2342035running0
81491   Richard D. Brown Junior Fields'71 Chevrolet2321535running0
93076   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford2321045running0
102225   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth231965running0
11219   Ramo Stott Ramo Stott'70 Dodge231965running0
121248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Ford230835running0
133510   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford219765running0
143226   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford216745running0
15370   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge216690running0
162545   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford212685running0
174328   Bill Hollar Earl Brooks'69 Ford212680running0
183347   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford211675running0
194470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Mercury211720running0
201606   Neil Castles Neil Castles'70 Dodge209665running0
214934   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford209660running0
223963   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'69 Dodge208655running0
234019   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford196650running0
24244   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge194685fuel pump0
252042   Marty Robbins Marty Robbins'71 Dodge174640engine0
26 939   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'70 Chevrolet164665valve0
272900   Ronnie Chumley Vita-Fresh Orange Juice   (R.B. Chumley)'69 Mercury155630engine0
284674   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth144625out of gas0
294781   Bob England Bob England'70 Chevrolet133620vibration0
30315   Doc Faustina Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth128615oil leak0
313855   Tiny Lund Tiny Lund'69 Mercury118610engine0
321987   Jackie Oliver James Mason'69 Mercury117605engine0
331853   H.B. Bailey Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'69 Ford117600engine0
342801   Earle Canavan Earle Canavan'71 Plymouth113630engine0
35417   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'69 Ford111665lug bolt0
361379   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Dodge98605valve0
373427   Jerry Barnett Ernie Conn'71 Dodge86580crash0
38 272   Benny Parsons A.J. Foyt Chevrolet   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Chevrolet82675engine0
392330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford79615engine0
40112   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge73585engine0
412764   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford69560oil pressure0
422657   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'69 Dodge67555engine0
433637   Don Tarr Don Tarr'70 Dodge59550lug bolt0
44428   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford34545engine0
454540   D.K. Ulrich D.K. Ulrich'71 Ford26540clutch0
461796   Ray Elder Fred Elder'71 Dodge24535engine0
474861   Jimmy Finger B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'69 Ford18530engine0
48 617   David Pearson C.V. Enterprises   (Ray Nichels)'71 Pontiac15575overheating0
49 771   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge11020engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCJack McCoy27Ernie ConnDodge
DCRed Farmer53Hopper-CrewsJ.C. CrewsFord
WDA.J. Foyt
WDRoger McCluskey
WDJim McElreath
WDLloyd Ruby
WDJohnny Rutherford

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty11616
  Buddy Baker174731
  Pete Hamilton48514
  Bobby Allison52521
  Richard Petty537725
  Bobby Allison788811
  Richard Petty89957
  Bobby Allison96994
  Buddy Baker1001001
  Richard Petty10111313
  Buddy Baker11413320
  Bobby Allison1341341
  Richard Petty1351351
  Bobby Allison1361394
  Richard Petty14016425
  Bobby Allison1651728
  Pete Hamilton1731808
  Richard Petty1811811
  Bobby Allison18222241
  Richard Petty2232253
  Bobby Allison2262305
  Richard Petty23125020