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1987 Champion Spark Plug 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 29
Sunday, August 16, 1987 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:53:06
Average Speed: 138.648 mph
Pole Speed: 170.705 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.76 sec
Attendance: 72,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
71922   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick20014,290running11151
5 128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford20013,500running21160
233367   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1945,865running094
83188   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile2008,295running0142
21 51   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1963,420running0100
10225   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20013,955running1139
93075   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac20010,310running0138
312464   Rodney Combs Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1464,935engine070
381019   Derrike Cope Stoke Racing   (Fred Stoke)Ford431,670engine049
2 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20034,325running63180
1 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20052,875running16180
261233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1795,360engine085
13168   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick19911,515running0124
393718   Dale Jarrett Eric FreedlanderChevrolet254,400engine046
6 27   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford20015,795running0150
33 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet12910,600water pump064
352971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet774,465engine058
152144   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1998,665running0118
223570   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1952,560running097
373652   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet654,430engine052
18 635   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19912,425running0109
142355   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1994,185running0121
271821   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford1659,100engine082
111143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1999,990crash28135
302677   Ken Ragan TRW   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1461,930crash073
292525   Tim Richmond Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1491,990engine076
252715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford18011,485running088
363804   Charlie Rudolph Sunoco   (James Rudolph)Chevrolet681,680transmission055
194050   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac1983,015running0106
241789   Jim Sauter Evinrude Outboards   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac1902,840engine091
34 490   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford894,630engine061
31526   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick20020,505running1170
283451   David Simko Metro Car Care   (Elmer Simko)Chevrolet1642,045engine079
161483   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1993,645running0115
42027   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20020,650running58165
17 717   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1995,270running1117
202830   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet1987,030running0103
323974   Bobby Wawak Nelson Contracting   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1371,845oil leak067
12134   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1994,845running0127
403229   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile221,660engine043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Connie Saylor6U.S. RacingD.K. UlrichChevrolet
H.B. Bailey36National MotorsH.B. BaileyPontiac
Eddie Bierschwale80TRWGeorge SmithChevrolet
Rick Hood38Solar SourcesFord
Rick Jeffrey82Daugherty EnterprisesChevrolet
Dave Pletcher01Ernie HaineJ.C. WeaverFord
Jocko Maggiacomo63Linro MotorsportsJim RosenblumChevrolet
Steve Christman62AC Spark PlugsTom WinklePontiac
Trevor Boys12Gorman's EssoRoger HambyOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13535  
36383  
3912991  
1301334  
13415017  
15116010  
1611666  
1671704  
17118818  
1891924  
1932008  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.5%             Average green flag run: 29.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Davey Allison12020
  Dale Earnhardt213515
  Darrell Waltrip36361
  Dale Earnhardt378145
  Rusty Wallace82843
  Morgan Shepherd85851
  Rusty Wallace8613045
  Geoffrey Bodine1311311
  Richard Petty1321332
  Rusty Wallace1341374
  Bill Elliott13815013
  Davey Allison1511511
  Bobby Allison15216211
  Richard Petty16318826
  Rusty Wallace1891946
  Dale Earnhardt1951973
  Bill Elliott1982003

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3151    
2   Bill Elliott 2653   -498  
3   Terry Labonte 2552   -599  
4   Neil Bonnett 2507   -644  
5   Rusty Wallace 2480   -671  
6   Darrell Waltrip 2479   -672  
7   Kyle Petty 2463   -688  
8   Ricky Rudd 2402   -749  
9   Ken Schrader 2341   -810  
10   Richard Petty 2323   -828  
11   Bobby Allison 2267   -884  
12   Phil Parsons 2188   -963  
13   Benny Parsons 2132   -1019  
14   Sterling Marlin 2088   -1063  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2073   -1078  
16   Alan Kulwicki 2069   -1082  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 2065   -1086  
18   Morgan Shepherd 2037   -1114  
19   Dave Marcis 2016   -1135  
20   Davey Allison 1969   -1182