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1971 Virginia 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 48
Sunday, April 25, 1971 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a 0.525 mile paved track (262.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:22:41
Average speed: 77.707 mph
Pole speed: 82.529 mph
Cautions: 1 for 3 laps
Margin of victory: 1.6 sec
Attendance: 20000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1971 standings

1 343   Richard Petty Southern Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'71 Plymouth5005075running118
2 517   David Pearson Holman-Moody   (Holman-Moody Racing)'71 Ford5002550running14
3 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge4922350out of gas0
4 82   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge4861525running0
51548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering / Mullins Ford   (James Hylton)'70 Ford4831225running0
6 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'71 Dodge4821050running0
71624   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'69 Mercury471925running0
82788   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge470850running0
92006   Neil Castles Neil Castles'70 Dodge466825running0
102845   Bill Seifert Old Hickory House   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford465750running0
112646   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet460725running0
121820   Elmo Langley Southland Auto Services   (Clyde Lynn)'70 Ford449725running0
132119   Henley Gray Fairway Ford   (Henley Gray)'69 Ford444675running0
14197   Bill Dennis Talladega Winston 500   (Dean Dalton)'69 Ford434675running0
15 121   Donnie Allison Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury413775engine367
16 772   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'70 Ford367625engine0
172534   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford362575engine0
181725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth337575engine0
192370   J.D. McDuffie Mercury Cyclone   (J.D. McDuffie)'69 Mercury330525clutch0
20 699   Fred Lorenzen STP   (Ray Nichels)'71 Plymouth329525overheating1
21244   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Cooling   (John Sears)'69 Dodge164475ignition0
223068   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford146450transmission0
231122   Dick Brooks Golden Products   (Mario Rossi)'70 Dodge133450engine0
241210   Bill Champion Talladega Winston 500   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford111425engine0
252230   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford99375clutch0
261451   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet92375rear end0
27 964   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford67350rear end0
282974   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth37300engine0
291079   Frank Warren Talladega Winston 500   (Frank Warren)'69 Plymouth18300engine0
301349   Ed Negre G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth0275transmission0

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
1861883   #7 spun turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 0.6%             Average green flag run: 248.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Donnie Allison1132132
  Richard Petty13314715
  Donnie Allison13818649
  Fred Lorenzen1871871
  Donnie Allison188328141
  Richard Petty3293357
  David Pearson33634914
  Donnie Allison35037122
  Richard Petty3723798
  Donnie Allison38041233
  Richard Petty41350088