OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VIRGINIA 500

Richard Petty won the 1971 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.525 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $27,300

RACE

  • NUMBER: 15
  • NAME: Virginia 500
  • DATE: 04-25-1971
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 263
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 1 / 3

WINNER

  • NAME: Richard Petty
  • CAR MAKE: 1971 Plymouth
  • AVG SPEED: 77.707
  • START POSITION: 3rd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 10
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 3 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 500 118 Running 5,075
2 5 17 David Pearson Ford Holman-Moody 0 0 0 500 14 Running 2,550
3 2 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge K & K Insurance 0 0 0 492 0 Out of gas 2,350
4 8 2 Dave Marcis Dodge Dave Marcis 0 0 0 486 0 Running 1,525
5 15 48 James Hylton Ford Hylton Engineering 0 0 0 483 0 Running 1,225
6 4 12 Bobby Allison Dodge Coca-Cola 0 0 0 482 0 Running 1,050
7 16 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 0 0 471 0 Running 925
8 27 88 Ron Keselowski Dodge Roger Lubinski 0 0 0 470 0 Running 850
9 20 06 Neil Castles Dodge Neil Castles 0 0 0 466 0 Running 825
10 28 45 Bill Seifert Ford Bill Seifert 0 0 0 465 0 Running 750
11 26 46 Roy Mayne Chevrolet Tom Hunter 0 0 0 460 0 Running 725
12 18 20 Elmo Langley Ford Clyde Lynn 0 0 0 449 0 Running 725
13 21 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 0 0 444 0 Running 675
14 19 7 Bill Dennis Ford Dean Dalton 0 0 0 434 0 Running 675
15 1 21 Donnie Allison Mercury Purolator 0 0 0 413 367 Engine 775
16 7 72 Benny Parsons Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 0 0 367 0 Engine 625
17 25 34 Wendell Scott Ford Wendell Scott 0 0 0 362 0 Engine 575
18 17 25 Jabe Thomas Plymouth Don Robertson 0 0 0 337 0 Engine 575
19 23 70 JD McDuffie Mercury J.D. McDuffie 0 0 0 330 0 Clutch 525
20 6 99 Fred Lorenzen Plymouth STP 0 0 0 329 1 Overheating 525
21 24 4 John Sears Dodge John Sears 0 0 0 164 0 Ignition 475
22 30 68 Larry Baumel Ford Auto Lad 0 0 0 146 0 Transmission 450
23 11 22 Dick Brooks Dodge Mario Rossi 0 0 0 133 0 Engine 450
24 12 10 Bill Champion Ford Bill Champion 0 0 0 111 0 Engine 425
25 22 30 Walter Ballard Ford Ballard Racing 0 0 0 99 0 Clutch 375
26 14 51 Dub Simpson Chevrolet Bill Strong 0 0 0 92 0 Rear end 375
27 9 64 Earl Brooks Ford Earl Brooks 0 0 0 67 0 Rear end 350
28 29 74 Bill Shirey Plymouth Bill Shirey 0 0 0 37 0 Engine 300
29 10 79 Frank Warren Plymouth Frank Warren 0 0 0 18 0 Engine 300
30 13 49 Ed Negre Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 0 0 0 0 Transmission 275