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1987 First Union 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 29
Sunday, April 5, 1987 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:24
Average Speed: 94.103 mph
Pole Speed: 116.003 mph
Cautions: 8 for 49 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.72 sec
Attendance: 31,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 33   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40044,675running319185
21221   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford40020,055running0170
32175   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac40014,470running56170
4197   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford40012,935running0160
51115   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford39914,890running0155
61543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3996,435running1155
71755   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3994,660running0146
8 511   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet39810,515running0142
10 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford39817,185running10139
9 927   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3988,685running0138
111633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3984,885running0130
13268   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3977,380running1129
15 235   Benny Parsons Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3969,830running12123
14 422   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3967,300running0121
161390   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3964,415running0115
171844   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3954,205running0112
182981   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knitting   (Corey Fillip)Ford3921,430running0109
202310   Rodney Combs DiGard Racing   (DiGard)Chevrolet3862,030running0103
21 617   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3831,335running0100
222464   Jerry Cranmer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3803,815running097
23306   Bobby Baker U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3803,500running094
241030   Michael Waltrip Domino's Pizza   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet3793,440running091
252016   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Chevrolet3591,310rear end088
262871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3163,355running085
27 826   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick2583,345crash082
28 75   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2407,610engine079
292534   Jesse Samples, Jr. Allen's Glass   (Ken Allen)Chevrolet1561,160rear end076
302752   Jimmy Means Turtle Wax   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac742,635cylinder head073
312262   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac631,135crash070
323270   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac291,085engine067
121418   Dale Jarrett Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet3984,725running0 
193112   Slick Johnson Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3924,045running1 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Bierschwale67Pannill KnittingBuddy ArringtonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12143  
15184  
19246  
254824  
49524  
536715  
687710  
7812144  
1221265  
127240114  
2412477  
24825912  
2602667  
267366100  
3673737  
37440027  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.2%             Average green flag run: 39.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11010
  Dale Earnhardt114939
  Slick Johnson50501
  Benny Parsons516212
  Dale Earnhardt6312260
  Bobby Hillin,, Jr.1231231
  Richard Petty1241241
  Dale Earnhardt125241117
  Neil Bonnett2422421
  Dale Earnhardt24326018
  Neil Bonnett26131555
  Dale Earnhardt31640085

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1025    
2   Bill Elliott 908   -117  
3   Neil Bonnett 870   -155  
4   Richard Petty 833   -192  
5   Ricky Rudd 805   -220  
6   Darrell Waltrip 790   -235  
7   Terry Labonte 785   -240  
8   Benny Parsons 773   -252  
9   Ken Schrader 770   -255  
10   Rusty Wallace 766   -259  
11   Kyle Petty 751   -274  
12   Phil Parsons 744   -281  
13   Bobby Allison 733   -292  
14   Alan Kulwicki 706   -319  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 695   -330  
16   Sterling Marlin 690   -335  
17   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 689   -336  
18   Morgan Shepherd 658   -367  
19   Michael Waltrip 579   -446  
20   Harry Gant 576   -449