During the 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup season, support from factory teams was withdrawn by the automakers, forcing drivers to find outside sponsorship. NASCAR itself found a sponsor in the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the parent company of Winston cigarettes. T­his was also the last year that NASCAR would have more than 40 events. For the results of the 48 races of the 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup season, see the chart below.

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An engine-compartment fire knocked LeeRoy Yarbrough out of the 1971 Daytona 500 on the 46th lap.
An engine-compartment fire knocked LeeRoy
Yarbrough out of the 1971 Daytona 500
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Number Date Site Race Winner Car Speed
1
1/10/71
Riverside, CA
Ray Elder
Dodge
100.783
2 2/11/71
Daytona Beach, FL
Pete Hamilton
Plymouth
175.029
3 2/11/71
Daytona Beach, FL
David Pearson
Mercury
168.728
4 2/14/71
Daytona Beach, FL
Richard Petty
Plymouth
144.462
5 2/28/71
Ontario, CA
A.J. Foyt
Mercury
134.168
6 3/07/71
Richmond, VA
Richard Petty
Plymouth
79.836
7 3/14/71
Rockingham, NC
Richard Petty
Plymouth
118.696
8
3/21/71
Hickory, NC
Richard Petty
Plymouth
67.700
9
3/28/71
Bristol, TN
David Pearson
Ford
91.704
10
4/04/71
Atlanta, GA
A.J. Foyt
Mercury
131.375
11
4/08/71
Columbia, SC
Richard Petty
Plymouth
76.514
12
4/10/71
Greenville, SC
Bobby Isaac
Dodge
78.159
13
4/15/71
Maryville, TN
Richard Petty
Plymouth
88.697
14
4/18/71
N. Wilkesboro, NC
Richard Petty
Plymouth
98.479
15
4/25/71
Martinsville, VA
Richard Petty
Plymouth
77.707
16
5/02/71
Darlington, SC
Buddy Baker
Dodge
130.678
17
5/09/71
S. Boston, VA
Benny Parsons
Ford
72.271
18
5/16/71
Talladega, AL
Donnie Allison
Mercury
147.419
19
5/21/71
Asheville, NC
Richard Petty
Plymouth
71.231
20
5/23/71
Kingsport, TN
Bobby Isaac
Dodge
63.242
21
5/30/71
Charlotte, NC
Bobby Allison
Mercury
140.422
22
6/06/71
Dover, DE
Bobby Allison
Ford
123.119
23
6/13/71
Brooklyn, MI
Bobby Allison
Mercury
149.567
24
6/20/71
Riverside, CA
Bobby Allison
Dodge
93.427
25
6/23/71
Houston, TX
Bobby Allison
Dodge
73.489
26
6/26/71
Greenville, SC
Richard Petty
Plymouth
74.297
27
7/04/71
Daytona Beach, FL
Bobby Isaac
Dodge
161.947
28
7/11/71
Bristol, TN
Charlie Glotzbach
Chevrolet
101.074
29
7/14/71
Malta, NY
Richard Petty
Plymouth
66.748
30
7/15/71
Islip, NY
Richard Petty Plymouth 49.925
31
7/18/71
Trenton, NJ
Richard Petty Plymouth 120.347
32
7/24/71
Nashville, TN
Richard Petty Plymouth 89.667
33
8/01/71
Atlanta, GA
Richard Petty Plymouth 129.061
34
8/06/71
Winston-Salem, NC
Bobby Allison
Mustang
44.792
35
8/08/71
Ona, WV
Richard Petty
Plymouth
83.805
36
8/15/71
Brooklyn, MI
Bobby Allison
Mercury
149.862
37
8/22/71
Talladega, AL
Bobby Allison
Mercury
145.945
38
8/27/71
Columbia, SC
Richard Petty
Plymouth
64.831
39
8/28/71
Hickory, NC
Tiny Lund
Camaro
72.937
40
9/06/71
Darlington, SC
Bobby Allison
Mercury
131.398
41
9/26/71
Martinsville, VA
Bobby Isaac
Dodge
73.681
42
10/10/71
Charlotte, NC
Bobby Allison
Mercury
126.140
43
10/17/71
Dover, DE
Richard Petty
Plymouth
123.254
44
10/24/71
Rockingham, NC
Richard Petty
Plymouth
113.405
45
11/07/71
Macon, GA
Bobby Allison
Ford
80.859
46
11/14/71
Richmond, VA
Richard Petty
Plymouth
80.025
47
11/21/71
N. Wilkesboro, NC
Tiny Lund
Camaro
96.174
48
12/12/71
College Station, TX
Richard Petty
Plymouth
144.000

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