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1987 Sovran Bank 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 29
Sunday, April 26, 1987 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .526 mile paved track (263.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:44
Average Speed: 72.808 mph
Pole Speed: 92.355 mph
Cautions: 11 for 65 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.73 sec
Attendance: 42,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
81322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4978,850running0142
15228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4527,820rear end0118
17 126   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick3969,550engine34117
1 43   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50050,850running156185
3 75   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50020,750running116170
5 211   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49816,425running0155
101830   Michael Waltrip Domino's Pizza   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet4957,285running0134
132919   Derrike Cope Stoke Racing   (Fred Stoke)Chevrolet4902,720running0124
183048   Tony Spanos Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3861,555running0 
211117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3602,200engine45105
231271   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3334,100rear end094
261735   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2239,350valve085
27 333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1865,405rear end2087
291418   Dale Jarrett Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1134,135engine0 
6319   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49812,950running66155
72090   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4988,280running0146
111681   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Corey Fillip)Ford4942,370running0130
12 621   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4936,020running0127
161515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford4409,050rear end0115
202364   Jerry Cranmer Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford3694,850clutch0103
242567   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford2693,485engine091
28 87   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1854,970oil line079
41955   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile50010,275running0160
192144   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3784,385running0106
302812   Slick Johnson Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile872,660timing chain073
2 527   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50027,325running63175
9 975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac4966,630running0138
142652   Jimmy Means Hots V Carolinas   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4885,450running0121
221043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3474,375timing chain097
252462   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac2641,375running088
312770   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac211,160engine070

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
177  
8125  
133523  
36416  
4212584  
12613611  
13720266  
2032119  
2122132  
2142163  
21725640  
2572604  
2612633  
2642696  
27027910  
2802845  
28532440  
32533410  
33535117  
3523543  
35536612  
3673693  
370500131  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.0%             Average green flag run: 36.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Morgan Shepherd13434
  Harry Gant355420
  Dale Earnhardt558026
  Darrell Waltrip8112545
  Bill Elliott1261261
  Dale Earnhardt12715933
  Rusty Wallace16020344
  Bill Elliott20425552
  Dale Earnhardt25632570
  Bill Elliott32633813
  Rusty Wallace33935214
  Dale Earnhardt35336210
  Rusty Wallace3633675
  Geoffrey Bodine368483116
  Dale Earnhardt48450017

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1390    
2   Bill Elliott 1233   -157  
3   Neil Bonnett 1138   -252  
4   Richard Petty 1105   -285  
5   Ricky Rudd 1085   -305  
6   Terry Labonte 1078   -312  
7   Rusty Wallace 1061   -329  
8   Kyle Petty 1029   -361  
9   Ken Schrader 1028   -362  
10   Darrell Waltrip 1022   -368  
11   Phil Parsons 1007   -383  
12   Geoffrey Bodine 976   -414  
13   Bobby Allison 969   -421  
14   Alan Kulwicki 945   -445  
15   Benny Parsons 937   -453  
16   Morgan Shepherd 922   -468  
17   Sterling Marlin 892   -498  
18   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 892   -498  
19   Michael Waltrip 837   -553  
20   Harry Gant 818   -572