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1987 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 29
Sunday, November 22, 1987 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:35:25
Average speed: 139.047 mph
Pole speed: 174.341 mph
Cautions: 5 for 33 laps
Margin of victory: 12.94 sec
Attendance: 58000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32874200running168185
2 23   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32835350running133175
31415   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford32822585running19170
41522   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick32816725running0160
5 328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford3279985running3160
6137   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford32714110running0150
71135   Benny Parsons Folger's Decaf   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32714440running2151
82055   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3275675running0142
92244   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3278605running0138
101888   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3275080running0134
113175   Joe Ruttman Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3277375running0 
121627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32610965running0127
132921   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3269835running0124
14418   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3259700running0121
15281   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3242925running0118
161976   Hut Stricklin Jaehne Motorsports   (Skip Jaehne)Oldsmobile3222460running0115
172431   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile3202345running0112
182117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3176300running1114
193736   H.B. Bailey National Motors   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3162120running0106
203887   Randy Baker Sony Magnetic Products   (Buck Baker)Chevrolet3152560running0103
213682   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford3111925running0100
224267   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3115795running097
232377   Ken Ragan Southlake   (Marvin Ragan)Ford2811755wheel bearing094
24 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2805505engine091
253216   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Chevrolet2681605crash088
261050   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac2201575oil pan190
27 84   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2191525crash082
281211   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20310295flywheel079
293552   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1715140vibration076
303043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1545600crash073
31175   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1548410crash070
322571   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1504585crank067
334093   Charlie Baker Axiom   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1471350crash064
343464   Curtis Markham Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1264375engine00
35 990   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1104090engine163
363318   Dale Jarrett Coats & Clark   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet844065clutch055
372714   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile761285handling052
382630   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet754025engine049
39 726   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick493990engine046
40 629   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile321235crash043
41 383   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile321235crash040
423998   Ed Pimm Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick301235crash037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Trevor Boys
Steve Christman
Delma Cowart
Philip Duffie
Bobby Gerhart
Jimmy Horton
Rick Jeffrey
Butch Miller
Connie Saylor
J.D. McDuffie70Pontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13232  
33408   #29,83,98 accident turn 4 
417636  
77837   #30 oil backstretch 
8411633  
1171204   #90 oil turn 2 
12115535  
1561649   #4,5,43,50,93 accident frontstretch 
165271107  
2722765   #16 accident backstretch 
27732852  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.1%             Average green flag run: 49.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott13333
  Ken Schrader34341
  Darrell Waltrip35351
  Dale Earnhardt368550
  Ricky Rudd8610419
  Bill Elliott10515652
  Greg Sacks1571571
  Dale Earnhardt15821558
  Bill Elliott2162161
  Davey Allison2172193
  Benny Parsons2202212
  Dale Earnhardt22224625
  Bill Elliott24732882

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4696    
2   Bill Elliott 4207   -489  
3   Terry Labonte 4002   -694  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3916   -780  
5   Rusty Wallace 3818   -878  
6   Ricky Rudd 3742   -954  
7   Kyle Petty 3737   -959  
8   Richard Petty 3708   -988  
9   Bobby Allison 3525   -1171  
10   Ken Schrader 3405   -1291  
11   Sterling Marlin 3386   -1310  
12   Neil Bonnett 3352   -1344  
13   Geoffrey Bodine 3328   -1368  
14   Phil Parsons 3327   -1369  
15   Alan Kulwicki 3238   -1458  
16   Benny Parsons 3215   -1481  
17   Morgan Shepherd 3099   -1597  
18   Dave Marcis 3080   -1616  
19   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3027   -1669  
20   Michael Waltrip 2840   -1856