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1971 Texas 500
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@ Texas World on December 12, 1971
Note: Winston West Drivers Denoted in Gold Rows
Fin St # Driver Make Laps Led Status
1 3 43Richard Petty Plymouth 250 111 running
2 4 11Buddy Baker Dodge 250 52 running
3 5 12Bobby Allison Mercury 248 75 running
4 1 6Pete Hamilton Plymouth 245 12 running
5 8 90Bill Dennis Mercury 239 0 running
6 10 18Joe Frasson Dodge 238 0 running
7 15 24Cecil Gordon Mercury 234 0 running
8 14 91Richard D. Brown Chevrolet 232 0 running
9 30 76Ben Arnold Ford 232 0 running
10 22 25Jabe Thomas Plymouth 231 0 running
11 21 9Ramo Stott Dodge 231 0 running
12 12 48James Hylton Ford 230 0 running
13 35 10Bill Champion Ford 219 0 running
14 32 26Earl Brooks Ford 216 0 running
15 37 0George Altheide Dodge 216 0 running
16 25 45Bill Seifert Ford 212 0 running
17 43 28Bill Hollar Ford 212 0 running
18 33 47Raymond Williams Ford 211 0 running
19 44 70J.D. McDuffie Mercury 211 0 running
20 16 06Neil Castles Dodge 209 0 running
21 49 34Wendell Scott Ford 209 0 running
22 39 63Charlie Roberts Dodge 208 0 running
23 40 19Henley Gray Ford 196 0 running
24 24 4John Sears Dodge 194 0 fuelpump
25 20 42Marty Robbins Dodge 174 0 engine
26 9 39Friday Hassler Chevrolet 164 0 valve
27 29 00Ronnie Chumley Mercury 155 0 engine
28 46 74Bill Shirey Plymouth 144 0 outofgas
29 47 81Bob England Chevrolet 133 0 vibration
30 31 5Doc Faustina Plymouth 128 0 oil leak
31 38 55Tiny Lund Mercury 118 0 engine
32 19 87Jackie Oliver Mercury 117 0 engine
33 18 53H.B. Bailey Ford 117 0 engine
34 28 01Earle Canavan Plymouth 113 0 engine
35 41 7Dean Dalton Ford 111 0 lug bolt
36 13 79Frank Warren Dodge 98 0 valve
37 34 27Jerry Barnett Dodge 86 0 crash
38 2 72Benny Parsons Chevrolet 82 0 engine
39 23 30Walter Ballard Ford 79 0 engine
40 11 2Dave Marcis Dodge 73 0 engine
41 27 64Elmo Langley Ford 69 0 oil pressure
42 26 57David Ray Boggs Dodge 67 0 engine
43 36 37Don Tarr Dodge 59 0 lug bolt
44 42 8Ed Negre Ford 34 0 engine
45 45 40D.K. Ulrich Ford 26 0 clutch
46 17 96Ray Elder Dodge 24 0 engine
47 48 61Jimmy Finger Ford 18 0 engine
48 6 17David Pearson Pontiac 15 0 overheating
49 7 71Bobby Isaac Dodge 1 0 engine

The Race::1971 Texas 500 was a Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) - Winston West Series (now known as the ) combination event that occurred at Track::Texas World Speedway on December 12, 1971. It was the season finale for both series. Richard Petty won the race to celebrate his third Cup championship, leading 111 of the 250 laps and holding off teammate Buddy Buker by eighteen seconds. Ray Elder finished a disappointing 46th, but managed to take the West Series championship.

Race DataEdit

Lap leaders: R. Petty 1-16, B. Baker 17-47, P. Hamilton 48-51, B. Allison 52, R. Petty 53-77, B. Allison 78-88, R. Petty 89-95, B. Allison 96-99, B. Baker 100, R. Petty 101-113, B. Baker 114-133, B. Allison 134, R. Petty 135, B. Allison 136-139, R. Petty 140-164, B. Allison 165-172, P. Hamilton 173-180, R. Petty 181, B. Allison 182-222, R. Petty 223-225, B. Allison 226-230, R. Petty 231-250

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