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1987 Miller American 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 29
Sunday, June 28, 1987 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:41:40
Average Speed: 148.454 mph
Pole Speed: 170.746 mph
Cautions: 5 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.88 sec
Attendance: 62,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20060,250running152185
2 728   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford20027,575running0170
32221   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20026,025running0165
41625   Tim Richmond Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20013,175running7165
5 127   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20025,150running15160
6108   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick20016,100running0150
71317   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19910,655running0146
8 290   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19914,245running3147
92135   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19916,500running0138
102983   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1997,475running0134
11 95   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19912,625running0130
121443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1999,425running0127
131933   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1998,965running0124
141715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford19912,950running0121
152871   Dave Marcis Helen Rae   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1998,505running0118
16 888   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1993,975running0115
173375   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac1987,585running1117
184044   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1987,200running0109
193477   Eddie Bierschwale TRW   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1973,310running0 
203718   Dale Jarrett Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet1977,060running0103
211255   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1963,450running0100
22241   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1962,835running097
233964   Rodney Combs Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1965,930running094
242689   Jim Sauter Evinrude Outboards   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac1952,615running091
252026   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1945,650running393
263851   David Simko Mound Steel   (Elmer Simko)Chevrolet1942,420running085
27 622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1939,360running082
28 411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19211,100running079
292350   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac1892,230running076
30114   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1692,180engine073
31187   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1635,900engine070
323591   Ken Bouchard M.J. SullivanChevrolet1582,075oil pressure067
332529   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1302,025brakes064
34 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford12612,050engine1966
353069   Donny Paul Cyclo Automotive   (Donny Paul)Chevrolet1041,915engine058
363608   Butch Miller Lane Automotive   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet901,885engine0 
373267   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford834,650engine052
38276   Connie Saylor Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet634,640engine0 
391530   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet624,620engine046
403136   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac321,875crash043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Steve Christman
Rick Jeffrey
Jimmy Means
J.D. McDuffie
Bobby Wawak
Mike Potter
Charlie Rudolph
Gary Fedewa
Rick Hood
Bobby Gerhart

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13333  
34374  
38150113  
1511533  
15416411  
1651695  
1701701  
1711733  
17418512  
1861883  
18920012  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 30.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace11414
  Bill Elliott153319
  Rusty Wallace34341
  Neil Bonnett35351
  Ken Schrader36372
  Dale Earnhardt387942
  Tim Richmond80834
  Ken Schrader84841
  Morgan Shepherd85873
  Dale Earnhardt8812538
  Tim Richmond1261261
  Dale Earnhardt1271271
  Tim Richmond1281292
  Dale Earnhardt13020071

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2314    
2   Bill Elliott 2010   -304  
3   Neil Bonnett 1985   -329  
4   Kyle Petty 1891   -423  
5   Terry Labonte 1869   -445  
6   Ricky Rudd 1825   -489  
7   Darrell Waltrip 1801   -513  
8   Ken Schrader 1799   -515  
9   Richard Petty 1788   -526  
10   Rusty Wallace 1710   -604  
11   Phil Parsons 1681   -633  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1588   -726  
13   Bobby Allison 1584   -730  
14   Sterling Marlin 1579   -735  
15   Benny Parsons 1572   -742  
16   Geoffrey Bodine 1572   -742  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1514   -800  
18   Alan Kulwicki 1433   -881  
19   Michael Waltrip 1388   -926  
20   Dave Marcis 1378   -936