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1987 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 29
Sunday, November 22, 1987 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:35:25
Average Speed: 139.047 mph
Pole Speed: 174.341 mph
Cautions: 5 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: 12.94 sec
Attendance: 58,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32874,200running168185
2 23   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32835,350running133175
31415   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford32822,585running19170
41522   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick32816,725running0160
5 328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford3279,985running3160
6137   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford32714,110running0150
71135   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32714,440running2151
82055   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3275,675running0142
92244   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3278,605running0138
101888   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3275,080running0134
113175   Joe Ruttman Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3277,375running0 
121627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32610,965running0127
132921   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3269,835running0124
14418   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3259,700running0121
15281   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3242,925running0118
161976   Hut Stricklin Jaehne Motorsports   (Skip Jaehne)Oldsmobile3222,460running0115
172431   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile3202,345running0112
182117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3176,300running1114
193736   H.B. Bailey National Motors   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3162,120running0106
203887   Randy Baker Sony Magnetic Products   (Buck Baker)Chevrolet3152,560running0103
213682   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford3111,925running0100
224267   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3115,795running097
232377   Ken Ragan Southlake   (Marvin Ragan)Ford2811,755wheel bearing094
24 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2805,505engine091
253216   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Chevrolet2681,605crash088
261050   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac2201,575oil pan190
27 84   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2191,525crash082
281211   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20310,295flywheel079
293552   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1715,140vibration076
303043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1545,600crash073
31175   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1548,410crash070
322571   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1504,585crank067
334093   Charlie Baker Axiom   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1471,350crash064
343464   Curtis Markham Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1264,375engine00
35 990   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1104,090engine163
363318   Dale Jarrett Coats & Clark   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet844,065clutch055
372714   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile761,285handling052
382630   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet754,025engine049
39 726   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick493,990engine046
40 629   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile321,235crash043
41 383   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile321,235crash040
423998   Ed Pimm Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick301,235crash037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bobby Gerhart
Steve Christman
Butch Miller
Connie Saylor
Rick Jeffrey
J.D. McDuffie
Philip Duffie
Jimmy Horton
Trevor Boys
Delma Cowart

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13232  
33408  
417636  
77837  
8411633  
1171204  
12115535  
1561649  
165271107  
2722765  
27732852  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.1%             Average green flag run: 49.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott13333
  Ken Schrader34341
  Darrell Waltrip35351
  Dale Earnhardt368550
  Ricky Rudd8610419
  Bill Elliott10515652
  Greg Sacks1571571
  Dale Earnhardt15821558
  Bill Elliott2162161
  Davey Allison2172193
  Benny Parsons2202212
  Dale Earnhardt22224625
  Bill Elliott24732882

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4696    
2   Bill Elliott 4207   -489  
3   Terry Labonte 4002   -694  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3916   -780  
5   Rusty Wallace 3818   -878  
6   Ricky Rudd 3742   -954  
7   Kyle Petty 3737   -959  
8   Richard Petty 3708   -988  
9   Bobby Allison 3525   -1171  
10   Ken Schrader 3405   -1291  
11   Sterling Marlin 3386   -1310  
12   Neil Bonnett 3352   -1344  
13   Geoffrey Bodine 3328   -1368  
14   Phil Parsons 3327   -1369  
15   Alan Kulwicki 3238   -1458  
16   Benny Parsons 3215   -1481  
17   Morgan Shepherd 3099   -1597  
18   Dave Marcis 3080   -1616  
19   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3027   -1669  
20   Michael Waltrip 2840   -1856