June 23, 1971 Space City 300
June 23, 1971
300 laps on 1/2 mile paved track
Pole and race winner: Bobby Allison
Richard Petty qualified 2nd and led early. But he had distributor problems. The repair cost him over 10 minutes and 28 laps. Amazingly, he gained back 7 of his lost laps and salvaged a top 10 finish.