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1987 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 29
Sunday, May 3, 1987 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:04:12
Average Speed: 154.228 mph
Pole Speed: 212.809 mph
Cautions: 9 for 39 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.78 sec
Attendance: 135,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford17871,250running101185
2 811   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet17847,060running7175
3 621   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford17830,915running0165
4 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet17831,350running10165
5168   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick17825,055running0155
61427   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac17821,325running1155
72175   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac17816,520running2151
81590   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford17817,050running4147
91083   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1779,575running0138
101926   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick17713,965running0134
11 417   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1777,565running0130
122035   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet17716,315running2132
133571   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet17711,570running0124
14 744   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile17610,050running0121
153612   Slick Johnson Hamby Racing   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1759,940running2123
162543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1739,030running0115
173382   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford1735,395running0112
183467   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1727,900running0109
194062   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac1674,495running0106
20274   Rick Wilson Kodak   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1654,845overheating0103
212977   Ken Ragan TRW   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1584,035crash0100
22 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford15016,685engine48102
233264   Connie Saylor Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1346,840engine094
24396   Rick Knoop U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1306,470wheel bearing091
252430   Michael Waltrip Jim Magill   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet1256,460clutch088
262250   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac1093,545crash0 
273098   Ed Pimm Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Buick1033,495engine187
283818   Dale Jarrett Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet966,200engine079
292633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet906,130crash076
301715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford8911,745crash073
31 955   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile843,250running070
321288   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile693,225engine067
334152   Jimmy Means In Fisherman / Turtle Wax   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac615,200wheel bearing064
34287   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford306,175engine061
353773   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae   (Phil Barkdoll)Chevrolet273,150transmission058
362399   Joe Ruttman Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet273,125transmission0 
371829   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile223,100crash052
38131   Ron Bouchard Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Buick223,075crash049
39 222   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick2111,275crash046
40115   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1110,000engine043
413181   Chet Fillip Pannill Knitting   (Corey Fillip)Ford33,000engine040
* Race shortened to 178 laps due to darkness.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Ronnie Sanders86Moss-DinglerRay MossFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
584   #81 engine failure 
92113  
22276   #1,7,17,22,29,30,43,44,50,55 accident tri-oval 
28336  
34363   #7 engine failure 
376125  
62643   catch can 
65706  
71744   oil on track 
759218  
93986   #15,33,90 accident turns 3/4 
99991  
1001023   #18 engine failure 
10311614  
1171204   debris 
12116343  
1641696   #77 accident turn 1 
1701789  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.9%             Average green flag run: 13.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11818
  Terry Labonte19235
  Slick Johnson24252
  Benny Parsons26272
  Terry Labonte28292
  Bill Elliott305930
  Davey Allison60612
  Ken Schrader62654
  Davey Allison669126
  Ed Pimm92921
  Davey Allison9311624
  Dale Earnhardt1171204
  Rusty Wallace1211211
  Dale Earnhardt1221221
  Davey Allison12315230
  Neil Bonnett1531542
  Davey Allison1551639
  Dale Earnhardt1641685
  Davey Allison16917810

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1555    
2   Bill Elliott 1335   -220  
3   Neil Bonnett 1289   -266  
4   Terry Labonte 1253   -302  
5   Richard Petty 1220   -335  
6   Rusty Wallace 1216   -339  
7   Kyle Petty 1194   -361  
8   Ken Schrader 1175   -380  
9   Ricky Rudd 1158   -397  
10   Darrell Waltrip 1152   -403  
11   Phil Parsons 1077   -478  
12   Benny Parsons 1069   -486  
13   Morgan Shepherd 1056   -499  
14   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1047   -508  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 1019   -536  
16   Bobby Allison 1015   -540  
17   Sterling Marlin 1013   -542  
18   Alan Kulwicki 1006   -549  
19   Michael Waltrip 925   -630  
20   Harry Gant 894   -661