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1986 Miller American 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 29
Sunday, June 15, 1986 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:53:21
Average speed: 138.851 mph
Pole speed: 172.031 mph
Cautions: 8 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 66000
Lead changes: 34

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 89   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20056900running28180
2 333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet20037400running66180
3 45   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20025600running55170
41488   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile20011825running0160
51611   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20021625running0155
6113   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20017650running21155
7128   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick20012305running0146
8104   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2006950running0142
91326   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick20010845running0138
101815   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford20015150running0134
11 522   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick19912175running2135
12 944   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile19912800running0127
131543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1998625running0124
141918   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet1996165running0121
15 125   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19910505running8123
163235   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1984025running1120
172217   Pancho Carter K-Mart / Wynn's Oil   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1987135running0112
183389   Jim Sauter Evinrude Outboards   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac1973075running0109
19 727   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1959860running0106
202490   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1957870running0103
212908   Butch Miller Classic   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet1952500running0100
223623   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1942385running2102
234080   Gary Fedewa Fedewa Racing   (Harold Burke)Chevrolet1942275running094
243874   Bobby Wawak Nelson Contracting   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1882165running091
252012   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18411055crash393
262681   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1821970crash085
273464   Eddie Bierschwale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1805325overheating082
282779   Derrike Cope Western Peterbilt   (Warren Razore)Ford1731850running079
29 647   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1391790transmission1181
302828   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1301730crash278
313538   Mike Laws Laws Racing   (Mike Laws)Chevrolet1161675timing chain070
32317   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford1088625engine067
332166   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1042075engine064
341775   Jody Ridley Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac864705engine061
353970   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac834510valve163
362598   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac801435engine055
372371   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac794210engine052
384148   James Hylton Fleet Service   (James Hylton)Chevrolet734200transmission049
393730   Willy T. Ribbs Red Roof Inns   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet651435engine046
40306   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet274180engine043
41 255   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile42425engine040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jimmy Means52Means RacingJimmy MeansPontiac
Rick Baldwin67Pannill KnittingBuddy ArringtonFord
Jerry Holden68Holden RacingJerry HoldenFord
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlFord
Jonathan Lee Edwards92Edwards RacingJonathan Lee EdwardsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19224   #27 accident turns 1/2 
234826  
49535   debris 
546512  
66716   #30 spun turns 1/2 
72798  
80834   #98 engine 
84863  
87926   #75 engine 
9313341  
1341396   #28 accident turn 4 
14017435  
1751784   debris 
1791824  
1831864   #12,27,81 accident turn 4 
18720014  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.5%             Average green flag run: 17.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond177
  Geoffrey Bodine81912
  Michael Waltrip20212
  J.D. McDuffie22221
  Morgan Shepherd23253
  Dale Earnhardt26261
  Tim Richmond27271
  Dale Earnhardt28347
  Geoffrey Bodine35417
  Harry Gant42487
  Geoffrey Bodine49491
  Alan Kulwicki50501
  Neil Bonnett51533
  Harry Gant54607
  Dale Earnhardt61644
  Cale Yarborough65662
  Dale Earnhardt67671
  Morgan Shepherd68747
  Harry Gant75751
  Morgan Shepherd76761
  Harry Gant77804
  Dale Earnhardt81811
  Harry Gant82865
  Bobby Allison87882
  Geoffrey Bodine8912234
  Harry Gant12313311
  Dale Earnhardt1341407
  Harry Gant1411499
  Bill Elliott15017122
  Harry Gant1721743
  Geoffrey Bodine1751751
  Harry Gant17618712
  Bill Elliott1881881
  Harry Gant1891957
  Bill Elliott1962005

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2252    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2001   -251  
3   Bill Elliott 1917   -335  
4   Bobby Allison 1910   -342  
5   Tim Richmond 1865   -387  
6   Rusty Wallace 1856   -396  
7   Ricky Rudd 1808   -444  
8   Harry Gant 1788   -464  
9   Terry Labonte 1753   -499  
10   Geoffrey Bodine 1701   -551  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1650   -602  
12   Kyle Petty 1615   -637  
12   Richard Petty 1615   -637  
14   Joe Ruttman 1526   -726  
15   Ken Schrader 1490   -762  
16   Neil Bonnett 1465   -787  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1388   -864  
18   Dave Marcis 1292   -960  
19   Tommy Ellis 1261   -991  
20   Michael Waltrip 1211   -1041