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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 29
Sunday, October 25, 1987 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:13:52
Average speed: 118.258 mph
Pole speed: 145.809 mph
Cautions: 8 for 46 laps
Margin of victory: 2 sec
Attendance: 48000
Lead changes: 31

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49250025running237185
2 23   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49238915running122175
31017   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49216690running5170
41411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49219315running61165
5 626   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick49216160running30160
6 821   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford49212580running5155
71588   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4927030running1151
8125   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49011680running5147
92555   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4906055running0138
101375   Joe Ruttman Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4909880running0 
11 444   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4898050running0130
121727   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac48911785running0127
132633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4898090running0124
141690   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4877220running0121
152235   Benny Parsons Folger's Decaf   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet48612725running0118
162018   Dale Jarrett Coats & Clark   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet4867460running0115
173643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4866300running0112
18117   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford4856940running1114
191830   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet4845580running0106
203952   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4815710running0103
214012   Trevor Boys Hamby Racing   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile4804990running0100
224171   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4764905running097
232180   Eddie Bierschwale Allen's Glass / Carolina Tractor   (George Smith)Chevrolet4752075running094
242967   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4734735running091
25336   Connie Saylor Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4604025running0 
263141   Ronnie Thomas Busch Polishes   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet4001875engine085
272750   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac3961850running082
283882   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford3901775running079
293776   Hut Stricklin Jaehne Motorsports   (Skip Jaehne)Oldsmobile3831700engine076
303064   Curtis Markham Sunny King Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3463650overheating073
31 715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3429985engine375
324262   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac3201535crash067
33238   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick29911465engine064
34242   Kirk Bryant Bryant Racing   (Darrell Bryant)Pontiac2051415engine061
353251   David Simko Metro 25 Car Care Centers   (Elmer Simko)Chevrolet1841365engine058
362874   Bobby Wawak Brian Waters   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1681335engine055
371929   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1511310engine052
38 522   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1359785engine049
393408   Butch Miller Phoenix Construction / Lane Automotive   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet1251260transmission046
403570   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1161235engine043
41 91   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1101235crash040
42 128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford745985gear2242

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Charlie Baker93
D. Wayne Strout97EnginetechD. Wayne StroutOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #1 spun turn 3 
6111106  
1121165   #1 accident turn 2 
11715236  
1531586   #5,64,74,82 accident backstretch 
15918224  
1831864   #51 spun turn 2 
18720014  
2012044   #51 spun frontstretch 
205308104  
3093146   #43 spun turn 2 
31533723  
33834811   #62 accident backstretch 
34941264  
4134197   #3 accident turn 2 
42049273  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.3%             Average green flag run: 49.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Davey Allison12222
  Dale Earnhardt238664
  Morgan Shepherd879711
  Ricky Rudd981003
  Geoffrey Bodine1011033
  Morgan Shepherd1041129
  Geoffrey Bodine1131131
  Dale Earnhardt11414229
  Bill Elliott14315311
  Geoffrey Bodine1541541
  Terry Labonte1551595
  Dale Earnhardt16017314
  Bill Elliott1741741
  Dale Earnhardt1751751
  Bill Elliott1761761
  Dale Earnhardt1771771
  Bill Elliott1781836
  Alan Kulwicki1841841
  Dale Earnhardt1851917
  Terry Labonte19220110
  Kyle Petty2022065
  Darrell Waltrip2072115
  Terry Labonte2122209
  Bill Elliott22129171
  Dale Earnhardt2922965
  Morgan Shepherd29730610
  Bill Elliott3073093
  Dale Earnhardt3103101
  Bill Elliott311415105
  Buddy Baker4164161
  Terry Labonte41745337
  Bill Elliott45449239

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4443    
2   Bill Elliott 3928   -515  
3   Terry Labonte 3776   -667  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3647   -796  
5   Rusty Wallace 3511   -932  
6   Ricky Rudd 3497   -946  
7   Richard Petty 3475   -968  
8   Kyle Petty 3448   -995  
9   Neil Bonnett 3352   -1091  
10   Ken Schrader 3266   -1177  
11   Bobby Allison 3210   -1233  
12   Sterling Marlin 3157   -1286  
13   Geoffrey Bodine 3114   -1329  
14   Phil Parsons 3061   -1382  
15   Morgan Shepherd 2965   -1478  
16   Alan Kulwicki 2958   -1485  
17   Benny Parsons 2894   -1549  
18   Dave Marcis 2875   -1568  
19   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2845   -1598  
20   Michael Waltrip 2706   -1737