1971 Myers Brothers 250

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1971 Myers Brothers 250
Race details
Race 34 of 48 in the 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season

Date August 6, 1971 (1971-August-06)
Location Bowman-Gray Stadium (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Course Permanent racing facility
0.250 mi (0.421 km)
Distance 250 laps, 62.5 mi (100.5 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching a maximum of 75 °F (24 °C); wind speeds reaching 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)[1]
Average speed 44.792 miles per hour (72.086 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Petty Petty Enterprises
Most laps led
Driver Bobby Allison Melvin Joseph
Laps 138
No. 49
Bobby Allison
Melvin Joseph
Television in the United States
Network untelevised
Announcers none

The 1971 Myers Brothers 250 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series event that took place on August 6, 1971 at Bowman-Gray Stadium in the American community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[2][3][4]

The complete time of the race was one hour and twenty-three minutes.[2][4] Six cautions were given out for 36 laps with Bobby Allison defeating Richard Petty by a margin of three seconds.[2] Fourteen thousand people attended this live race with speeds approaching 44.472 miles per hour (71.571 km/h).[2][4] Richard Petty qualified for the pole position[3] with a speed of 55.283 miles per hour (88.969 km/h) in the solo qualifying portion of the race weekend.[2][4] There was a 29-driver grid[3][4] of American-born males.[2] Bill Seifert, Cecil Gordon and Bill Shirey all quit the race before it was over.[2][3][4]

Richard Petty and Bobby Allison shared their turns as being the joint leaders of the race.[2][3][4] Future NASCAR car owner Richard Childress competed at this race as a driver.[2][3][4][5] J.D. McDuffie was also a notable driver who competed in this race.[2][3][4]

Finishing order[edit]

* Driver failed to finish race
† signifies that the driver is known to be deceased


  1. ^ "1971 Myers Brothers 250 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "1971 Myers Brothers 250 information". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "1971 Myers Brothers 250 information (second reference)". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "1971 Myers Brothers 250 information (third reference)". Stat Sheet. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  5. ^ "1971 Myers Brothers 250 information (fourth reference)". Everything Stock Car. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
Preceded by
1971 Dixie 500
NASCAR Winston Cup Season
Succeeded by
1971 West Virginia 500