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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 29
Sunday, August 17, 1986 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:57:28
Average speed: 135.376 mph
Pole speed: 171.924 mph
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps
Margin of victory: 1.34 sec
Attendance: 64000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20055950running125185
2 225   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20027980running5175
3 411   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20027275running3170
4 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20017225running21165
5123   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19918750running34160
6 727   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac19912525running1155
72828   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1996815running0146
8 533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet19914815running0142
9 966   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1995700running0138
101521   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Chevrolet1996605running0134
111790   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19911195running1135
122444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile19811370engine0127
13118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1988215running7129
141435   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1984210running2126
152781   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1973685running0118
162164   Eddie Bierschwale Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1977735running0115
173377   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet1962960running0112
183043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1946705engine0109
193267   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1946375running0106
20366   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1936555running0103
211815   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford19110195running0100
223785   Bobby Gerhart Frederick   (Bobby Gerhart / Billy Gerhart)Chevrolet1912085running097
234117   Jim Hull Duraliner   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile1915390running094
24 822   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1908865running091
253952   Jimmy Means Axe Equipment   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1905065running088
26 155   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1854680crash190
273551   David Simko Mound Steel   (Elmer Simko)Chevrolet1701625running082
28227   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford1698570crash079
29382   Rodney Combs Solder Seal / Gunk   (Robert Harrington)Pontiac1501515transmission076
301326   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1424505engine073
314070   J.D. McDuffie Winkle   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1294190engine070
322923   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1241370running067
332008   Butch Miller Classic   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet1221325camshaft064
341612   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1159655handling061
353471   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet843990ignition058
361947   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick801205crash055
373175   Jim Sauter Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac793955transmission052
382610   Greg Sacks TRW   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet601195crash049
392518   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet501190engine046
40234   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile371185valve043
411088   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile271185rear end040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Howard Mark03Deland Truck CentersHoward MarkChevrolet
Dick Trickle42Matthews RacingBilly MatthewsChevrolet
Ronnie Thomas48Fleet ServiceJames HyltonChevrolet
Cliff Hucul60Bobby EllerPontiac
Joe Booher68Jerry HoldenChevrolet
Gary Fedewa80Refrigeration SalesHarold BurkeChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12424  
25284   competition 
296234  
63675   #10 accident turn 4 
688215  
83908   #47 accident turns 3/4 
9117282  
17318513   #7,17 accident turn 2 
1861861  
1871948   #55 accident turn 2 
1952006  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.0%             Average green flag run: 27.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond133
  Geoffrey Bodine42421
  Dale Earnhardt25251
  Alan Kulwicki26272
  Dale Earnhardt28336
  Bill Elliott346229
  Dale Earnhardt63631
  Darrell Waltrip64641
  Dale Earnhardt65684
  Rusty Wallace69691
  Dale Earnhardt70701
  Bill Elliott718111
  Dale Earnhardt82821
  Ken Schrader83831
  Dale Earnhardt8410118
  Bill Elliott10212625
  Dale Earnhardt1271282
  Benny Parsons1291291
  Tim Richmond1301312
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1321387
  Bill Elliott13917234
  Darrell Waltrip1731742
  Bill Elliott17520026

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2910    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2769   -141  
3   Tim Richmond 2755   -155  
4   Bobby Allison 2545   -365  
5   Ricky Rudd 2539   -371  
6   Bill Elliott 2532   -378  
7   Rusty Wallace 2448   -462  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 2337   -573  
9   Kyle Petty 2277   -633  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2267   -643  
11   Terry Labonte 2257   -653  
12   Harry Gant 2241   -669  
13   Richard Petty 2073   -837  
14   Ken Schrader 2036   -874  
15   Joe Ruttman 2000   -910  
16   Neil Bonnett 1891   -1019  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1842   -1068  
18   Michael Waltrip 1760   -1150  
19   Dave Marcis 1723   -1187  
20   Buddy Arrington 1683   -1227