OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WEST VIRGINIA 500

Richard Petty won the 1971 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES West Virginia 500 at International Raceway Park.

TRACK

  • NAME: International Raceway Park
  • LOCATION: Ona
  • LENGTH: 0.455 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $17,500

RACE

  • NUMBER: 35
  • NAME: West Virginia 500
  • DATE: 08-08-1971
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 228
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 38

WINNER

  • NAME: Richard Petty
  • CAR MAKE: 1971 Plymouth
  • AVG SPEED: 83.805
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 13
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 2 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 500 279 Running 2,300
2 1 49 Bobby Allison Mustang Coca-Cola / Rollins Leasing 0 0 0 498 201 Running 1,500
3 5 48 James Hylton Ford Hylton Engineering 0 0 0 495 0 Running 950
4 6 55 Tiny Lund Camaro Ronnie Hopkins 0 0 0 493 20 Running 750
5 14 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 0 0 482 0 Running 650
6 4 14 Jim Paschal Javelin Cliff Stewart 0 0 0 477 0 Engine 550
7 17 41 Gary Myers Mustang Norris Reed 0 0 0 474 0 Running 500
8 25 30 Walter Ballard Ford Ballard Racing 0 0 0 468 0 Running 490
9 11 10 Bill Champion Ford Bill Champion 0 0 0 468 0 Running 480
10 26 25 Jabe Thomas Plymouth Don Robertson 0 0 0 467 0 Running 470
11 16 26 Earl Brooks Ford Earl Brooks 0 0 0 459 0 Running 460
12 28 70 JD McDuffie Mercury J.D. McDuffie 0 0 0 452 0 Running 450
13 27 34 Wendell Scott Ford Wendell Scott 0 0 0 432 0 Running 440
14 12 86 David Ray Boggs Firebird David Ray Boggs 0 0 0 422 0 Running 430
15 7 33 Joe Dean Huss Camaro Jack Balmer 0 0 0 417 0 Running 420
16 9 87 Buck Baker Firebird Buck Baker 0 0 0 413 0 Engine 410
17 30 2 Randy Hutchison Camaro Warren Prout 0 0 0 364 0 Crash 400
18 10 06 Neil Castles Dodge Neil Castles 0 0 0 312 0 Engine 390
19 22 7 Jimmy Vaughn Camaro Jimmy Vaughn 0 0 0 266 0 Oil leak 380
20 31 4 John Sears Dodge John Sears 0 0 0 224 0 Ignition 370
21 34 50 Gordon Birkett Chevrolet John Hodges 0 0 0 220 0 Crash 360
22 32 8 Ed Negre Ford Ed Negre 0 0 0 214 0 Carburetor 350
23 15 15 Wayne Andrews Mustang Reid Shaw 0 0 0 206 0 Overheating 340
24 13 45 Bill Seifert Ford Bill Seifert 0 0 0 187 0 Driver ill 330
25 3 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley 0 0 0 141 0 Ignition 320
26 8 11 Junior Spencer Camaro James Rupe 0 0 0 112 0 Ignition 310
27 23 3 Charlie Glotzbach Chevrolet Richard Howard 0 0 0 100 0 Overheating 300
28 20 5 Pee Wee Wentz Camaro Jerry Wentz 0 0 0 100 0 Engine 300
29 29 47 Raymond Williams Ford Raymond Williams 0 0 0 48 0 Overheating 300
30 19 94 Al Straub Mustang Al Straub 0 0 0 48 0 Overheating 300
31 33 79 Frank Warren Dodge Frank Warren 0 0 0 47 0 Overheating 300
32 24 74 Bill Shirey Plymouth Bill Shirey 0 0 0 31 0 Quit 300
33 18 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 0 0 25 0 Suspension 300
34 21 78 Paul Tyler Camaro Keith Christensen 0 0 0 11 0 Engine 300
35 35 73 Jerry Churchill Ford Jerry Churchill 0 0 0 1 0 Quit 300