Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1971

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 86 Peter Revson McLaren McLaren/Offy 178.696
2 66 Mark Donohue Sunoco McLaren/Offy 177.087
3 2 Bobby Unser (W) Olsonite Eagle Eagle/Offy 175.816
4 85 Denis Hulme McLaren McLaren/Offy 174.910
5 1 Al Unser (W) Johnny Lightning P.J. Colt/Ford 174.622
6 9 A.J. Foyt (W) ITT Thompson Coyote/Ford 174.317
7 12 Lloyd Ruby Utah Stars Mongoose/Ford 173.821
8 15 Joe Leonard Samsonite P.J. Colt/Ford 172.761
9 5 Mario Andretti (W) STP Oil Treatment McNamara/Ford 172.612
10 42 Jim Malloy Olsonite Eagle Eagle/Offy 171.838
11 32 Bill Vukovich II Sugaripe Prune Brabham/Offy 171.674
12 7 Gordon Johncock Norris Industries McLaren/Offy 171.388
13 16 Gary Bettenhausen Thermo-King Gerhardt/Offy 171.233
14 21 Cale Yarborough Gene White Firestone Mongoose/Ford 170.770
15 95 Bentley Warren (R) Classic Wax Eagle/Offy 169.627
16 68 David Hobbs (R) Penske Products Lola/Ford 169.571
17 58 Bud Tingelstad Sugaripe Prune Brabham/Offy 170.156
18 38 Rick Muther Arkansas Aviation Hawk II/Offy 169.972
19 4 Mike Mosley G.C. Murphy Eagle Watson/Ford 169.579
20 84 Donnie Allison Purolator Coyote/Ford 171.903
21 80 George Snider G.C. Murphy Eagle/Offy 171.600
22 6 Roger McCluskey Sprite Kuzma/Ford 171.241
23 22 Wally Dallenbach Sprite Kuzma/Offy 171.160
24 18 Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum Eagle/Offy 171.151
25 98 Sam Sessions Wynn's Kwik-Kool Lola/Ford 170.358
26 45 Larry Dickson Grant King Racers Kingfish/Offy 170.285
27 20 Steve Krisiloff (R) STP Gas Treatment McNamara/Ford 169.835
28 43 Denny Zimmerman (R) Fiore Racing Vollstedt/Offy 169.755
29 41 George Follmer Grant King Racers Kingfish/Offy 169.205
30 23 Mel Kenyon Sprite Kuzma/Ford 170.205
31 64 Art Pollard Gilmore Broadcasting Scorpion/Ford 169.500
32 99 Bob Harkey Joe Hunt Magneto Gerhardt/Offy 169.197
33 44 Dick Simon TraveLodge Sleeper Vollstedt/Ford 170.164