OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

NATIONAL 500

Bobby Allison won the 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Series National 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Charlotte
  • LENGTH: 1.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $83,259

RACE

  • NUMBER: 42
  • NAME: National 500
  • DATE: 10-10-1971
  • LAPS / MILES: 238 / 357
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 6 / 37

WINNER

  • NAME: Bobby Allison
  • CAR MAKE: 1969 Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 126.140
  • START POSITION: 3rd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 10
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 3 12 Bobby Allison Mercury Coca-Cola 0 238 70 Running 18,450
2 8 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge K & K Insurance 0 238 22 Running 10,525
3 4 21 Donnie Allison Mercury Purolator 0 238 0 Running 6,050
4 5 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 238 9 Running 4,025
5 1 3 Charlie Glotzbach Chevrolet Richard Howard 0 238 119 Running 2,975
6 2 11 Buddy Baker Dodge Petty Enterprises 0 237 18 Running 2,000
7 6 6 Pete Hamilton Plymouth American Brakeblok 0 234 0 Running 1,650
8 14 39 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Friday Hassler 0 233 0 Running 1,575
9 9 48 James Hylton Mercury Hylton Engineering 0 231 0 Running 1,500
10 11 72 Benny Parsons Mercury L.G. DeWitt 0 226 0 Running 1,500
11 21 18 Joe Frasson Dodge Joe Frasson 0 225 0 Running 1,385
12 28 25 Jabe Thomas Plymouth Don Robertson 0 225 0 Running 1,360
13 24 79 Frank Warren Dodge Frank Warren 0 225 0 Running 1,335
14 31 64 Elmo Langley Mercury Elmo Langley 0 225 0 Running 1,300
15 12 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 225 0 Running 1,300
16 42 10 Bill Champion Mercury Bill Champion 0 224 0 Running 1,324
17 20 45 Bill Seifert Mercury Bill Seifert 0 224 0 Running 1,219
18 36 57 David Ray Boggs Dodge David Ray Boggs 0 224 0 Running 1,184
19 16 91 Ed Negre Chevrolet Junior Fields 0 223 0 Running 1,173
20 30 30 Walter Ballard Ford Ballard Racing 0 223 0 Running 1,148
21 39 26 Earl Brooks Ford Earl Brooks 0 222 0 Running 1,097
22 27 47 J.D. McDuffie Ford Raymond Williams 0 222 0 Running 1,117
23 29 76 Ben Arnold Ford Ben Arnold 0 221 0 Running 1,091
24 32 53 Bobby Brack Ford Hopper-Crews 0 218 0 Running 1,073
25 19 92 Larry Smith Ford Harley Smith 0 218 0 Running 1,068
26 40 83 Johnny Halford Plymouth -- 0 214 0 Running 1,039
27 22 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 213 0 Running 1,033
28 35 87 Cale Yarborough Mercury James Mason 0 209 0 Overheating 1,054
29 37 4 John Sears Dodge John Sears 0 206 0 Running 981
30 23 27 A.J. Foyt Chevrolet Banjo Matthews 0 184 0 Steering 974
31 26 31 Stick Elliott Dodge O.L. Nixon 0 163 0 Driveshaft 923
32 10 99 Dave Marcis Plymouth Nichels-Goldsmith 0 152 0 Steering 907
33 33 01 Earle Canavan Plymouth Earle Canavan 0 120 0 Crash 865
34 7 98 LeeRoy Yarbrough Chevrolet Thomas Bros. Country Ham 0 120 0 Crash 865
35 18 60 Maynard Troyer Mercury Nagle Racers 0 115 0 Engine 840
36 17 49 Neil Castles Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 114 0 Lug bolt 834
37 15 42 Marty Robbins Dodge Marty Robbins 0 97 0 Steering 812
38 41 55 Tiny Lund Mercury Tiny Lund 0 95 0 Alternator 770
39 38 66 Dick Brooks Ford Ferguson-Stephens 0 76 0 Running 796
40 13 90 Bill Dennis Mercury Junie Donlavey 0 73 0 Driveshaft 788
41 25 07 Wendell Scott Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 0 64 0 Wheel bearing 714
42 34 5 Jim Vandiver Plymouth Doc Faustina 0 10 0 Crash 640