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1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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First Live NASCAR Telecast 1971

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All Of Donnie Allison's Wins In NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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Fonda NASCAR Qualifying 1966 or 67

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The Final NASCAR Winston Cup Series Win for the Oldsmobile Cutlass

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Petty's 1971 Plymouth Road Runner NASCAR Grand National Winning Ride At the 2019 Mecum Harrisburg

The 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season began on Sunday February 14 and ended on Sunday November 20. Richard Petty was the champion for this Winston Cup season. After 20 years of being named the NASCAR Grand National Series, R. J. Reynolds first became the primary sponsor in a decade where the growing anti-tobacco movement banned its advertisement on television and motorsports was the ideal place to place their advertisements. Through NASCAR, Winston merchandise was unveiled to live viewers of the races. This kind of merchandise would also be given out at stores that sold cigarettes in subsequent years. Race car drivers were encouraged to smoke cigarettes until the mid-2000s brought in strict drug testing policies in addition to a smoking cessation program by Nicorette, a GlaxoSmithKline brand.
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