OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

SOUTHEASTERN 500

David Pearson won the 1971 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Southeastern 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Bristol Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Bristol
  • LENGTH: 0.533 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $27,125

RACE

  • NUMBER: 9
  • NAME: Southeastern 500
  • DATE: 03-28-1971
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 267
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 45

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: 1971 Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 91.704
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 9
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 1 17 David Pearson Ford Holman-Moody 0 0 0 500 133 Running 6,120
2 2 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 500 233 Running 3,570
3 7 22 Dick Brooks Dodge Mario Rossi 0 0 0 489 2 Running 2,245
4 3 12 Bobby Allison Dodge Coca-Cola 0 0 0 487 78 Running 1,320
5 4 72 Benny Parsons Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 0 0 485 0 Running 1,045
6 8 39 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Friday Hassler 0 0 0 483 0 Running 845
7 5 64 Elmo Langley Mercury Elmo Langley 0 0 0 469 0 Running 795
8 18 25 Jabe Thomas Plymouth Don Robertson 0 0 0 448 0 Running 670
9 16 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 0 0 443 0 Running 620
10 30 06 Neil Castles Dodge Neil Castles 0 0 0 439 0 Running 595
11 10 2 Dave Marcis Dodge Dave Marcis 0 0 0 413 0 Overheating 580
12 25 79 Frank Warren Plymouth Frank Warren 0 0 0 398 0 Running 545
13 17 4 John Sears Dodge John Sears 0 0 0 367 0 Transmission 535
14 11 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 0 0 366 0 Engine 525
15 24 34 Wendell Scott Ford Wendell Scott 0 0 0 340 0 Engine 515
16 28 26 Earl Brooks Ford Earl Brooks 0 0 0 267 0 Transmission 505
17 19 95 Paul Tyler Ford Paul Tyler 0 0 0 248 0 Rear end 495
18 26 58 Robert Brown Chevrolet Allan Brown 0 0 0 228 0 Oil leak 485
19 9 48 James Hylton Ford Hylton Engineering 0 0 0 180 54 Crash 500
20 21 45 Bill Seifert Ford Bill Seifert 0 0 0 152 0 Ignition 465
21 29 67 Dick May Ford Ron Ronacher 0 0 0 130 0 Oil leak 455
22 15 10 Bill Champion Ford Bill Champion 0 0 0 111 0 Crash 445
23 14 7 Ed Negre Ford Dean Dalton 0 0 0 106 0 Crash 435
24 20 68 Larry Baumel Ford Auto Lad 0 0 0 92 0 Engine 425
25 22 30 Walter Ballard Ford Ballard Racing 0 0 0 60 0 Overheating 415
26 13 74 Bill Shirey Plymouth Bill Shirey 0 0 0 58 0 Engine 410
27 6 49 GC Spencer Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 0 0 47 0 Crash 425
28 12 88 Ron Keselowski Dodge Roger Lubinski 0 0 0 32 0 Ignition 390
29 23 41 Ken Meisenhelder Chevrolet Ken Meisenhelder 0 0 0 32 0 Overheating 380
30 27 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet J.D. McDuffie 0 0 0 18 0 Oil line 370