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1987 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 29
Sunday, September 6, 1987 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps* on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:19
Average Speed: 115.52 mph
Pole Speed: 157.232 mph
Cautions: 5 for 50 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 63,000
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)Chevrolet20264,650running109185
21627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20233,695running0170
31443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20222,530running2170
42444   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile20218,665running0160
5 311   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20219,945running0155
6178   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick20214,890running0150
8 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20215,215running1147
71215   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford20215,055running0146
10 717   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2026,365running1139
91526   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick2029,555running0138
111890   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2029,765running0130
122255   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile2024,535running0127
132129   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile2014,375running0124
142621   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20011,215running0121
153818   Dale Jarrett Eric FreedlanderChevrolet2009,110running0118
162871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2007,750running0115
172088   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1993,755distributor0112
18275   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1999,310running0109
191930   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet1987,135running0106
20391   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1953,855running0103
213762   Steve Christman AC Delco   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac1953,050running0100
222952   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1956,365running097
233474   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1942,850running094
243267   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knits   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1935,960running091
253134   Eddie Bierschwale Allen's Glass   (Ken Allen)Chevrolet1922,760running088
261122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1859,570engine085
272564   Rodney Combs Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1855,525running082
29 128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford1646,545crash8681
28 84   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1762,385running079
31 935   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16212,290crash375
30 483   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1632,240crash073
322375   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac1564,805running067
333581   Mike Potter Fillip Racing   (Corey Fillip)Ford1531,975crash064
34406   Connie Saylor Slender You Figure Salons   (D.K. Ulrich)Oldsmobile1404,690fatigue061
353336   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1331,855fatigue058
373632   Jonathan Lee Edwards Edwards Racing   (Jonathan Lee Edwards)Chevrolet1221,755engine052
381350   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac961,705engine049
391033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet854,395clutch046
40 67   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford774,500engine043
363012   Trevor Boys Gorman's Esso   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile1264,560crash0 
* Race shortened to 202 laps due to rain.

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
12424  
25130106  
1311355  
13616328  
16417310  
1741829  
1831886  
1891979  
1982025  
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.8%             Average green flag run: 38.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Davey Allison15858
  Dale Earnhardt597012
  Davey Allison71788
  Dale Earnhardt7911335
  Benny Parsons1141163
  Dale Earnhardt11713115
  Darrell Waltrip1321321
  Dale Earnhardt1331353
  Davey Allison13615520
  Dale Earnhardt1561649
  Bill Elliott1651651
  Dale Earnhardt16618823
  Richard Petty1891902
  Dale Earnhardt19120212

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3521    
2   Bill Elliott 2938   -583  
3   Terry Labonte 2872   -649  
4   Rusty Wallace 2825   -696  
5   Darrell Waltrip 2723   -798  
6   Ricky Rudd 2713   -808  
7   Neil Bonnett 2708   -813  
8   Kyle Petty 2663   -858  
9   Richard Petty 2653   -868  
10   Ken Schrader 2558   -963  
11   Bobby Allison 2449   -1072  
12   Phil Parsons 2421   -1100  
13   Sterling Marlin 2351   -1170  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 2324   -1197  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2299   -1222  
16   Benny Parsons 2292   -1229  
17   Morgan Shepherd 2266   -1255  
18   Alan Kulwicki 2247   -1274  
19   Dave Marcis 2240   -1281  
20   Michael Waltrip 2103   -1418