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1987 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 29
Saturday, August 22, 1987 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:56:56
Average speed: 90.373 mph
Pole speed: 115.758 mph
Cautions: 8 for 49 laps
Margin of victory: 5.5 sec
Attendance: 42000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 63   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50047175running415185
2 827   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50026300running1175
3 715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford50020275running0165
4 111   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50017500running56165
52043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac50010030running2160
6 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4979725running0150
7164   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile4962925running0146
8 533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4956255running0142
9159   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford4949725running0138
101975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4946910running0134
11 47   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford4936325running5135
122318   Dale Jarrett Eric FreedlanderChevrolet4915810running0127
132552   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4864845running0124
141230   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet4844635running0121
152662   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac4822025running0118
162819   Derrike Cope Stoke Racing   (Fred Stoke)Ford4822075running0115
172967   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4684275running0112
181071   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4424115running0109
192255   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4151425running0106
201144   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4054155crash0103
21 917   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4032725running1105
221422   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3446955engine097
233064   Rodney Combs Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford3153415engine094
242126   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick2423385crash091
252412   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile2163455oil pressure0 
261335   Benny Parsons Folger's Decaf   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2009075engine085
27 390   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1793455crash2087
281721   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford1586835engine079
29188   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1186815engine076
302741   Ronnie Thomas Busch Polishes   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet161095overheating073

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Troy Beebe6
Tony Spanos48
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Mike Potter81Corey FillipFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13333  
34385   #52,55 spun frontstretch 
396325  
64685   #33,71 accident turn 4 
6912052  
1211266   #5,8 accident turn 3 
12718256  
1831919   #90 accident turn 2 
19225059  
2512555   #17 accident turn 4 
25628631  
2872926   #26 accident frontstretch 
29334654  
3473515   #22 engine 
35240958  
4104178   #44 accident turn 3 
41850083  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.8%             Average green flag run: 50.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte15656
  Dale Earnhardt57648
  Alan Kulwicki65695
  Ken Schrader708920
  Dale Earnhardt9012132
  Richard Petty1221221
  Dale Earnhardt12318361
  Darrell Waltrip1841841
  Dale Earnhardt18525167
  Rusty Wallace2522521
  Dale Earnhardt25334795
  Richard Petty3483481
  Dale Earnhardt349500152

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3336    
2   Bill Elliott 2791   -545  
3   Terry Labonte 2717   -619  
4   Rusty Wallace 2655   -681  
5   Neil Bonnett 2641   -695  
6   Darrell Waltrip 2584   -752  
7   Ricky Rudd 2567   -769  
8   Kyle Petty 2542   -794  
9   Richard Petty 2483   -853  
10   Ken Schrader 2428   -908  
11   Bobby Allison 2364   -972  
12   Phil Parsons 2294   -1042  
13   Benny Parsons 2217   -1119  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 2215   -1121  
15   Alan Kulwicki 2204   -1132  
16   Sterling Marlin 2191   -1145  
17   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2149   -1187  
18   Morgan Shepherd 2128   -1208  
19   Dave Marcis 2125   -1211  
20   Davey Allison 2054   -1282