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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 29
Sunday, August 16, 1987 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:53:06
Average speed: 138.648 mph
Pole speed: 170.705 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: .76 sec
Attendance: 72000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20052875running16180
2 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20034325running63180
31526   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick20020505running1170
42027   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20020650running58165
5 128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford20013500running21160
6 27   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford20015795running0150
71922   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick20014290running11151
83188   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile2008295running0142
93075   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac20010310running0138
10225   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20013955running1139
111143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1999990crash28135
12134   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1994845running0127
13168   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick19911515running0124
142355   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1994185running0121
152144   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1998665running0118
161483   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1993645running0115
17 717   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1995270running1117
18 635   Benny Parsons Folger's Decaf   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19912425running0109
194050   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac1983015running0106
202830   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet1987030running0103
21 51   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1963420running0100
223570   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1952560running097
233367   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1945865running094
241789   Jim Sauter Evinrude Outboards   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac1902840engine091
252715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford18011485running088
261233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1795360engine085
271821   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford1659100engine082
283451   David Simko Metro Car Care   (Elmer Simko)Chevrolet1642045engine079
292525   Tim Richmond Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1491990engine076
302677   Ken Ragan TRW   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1461930crash073
312464   Rodney Combs Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1464935engine070
323974   Bobby Wawak Nelson Contracting   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1371845oil leak067
33 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet12910600water pump064
34 490   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford894630engine061
352971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet774465engine058
363804   Charlie Rudolph Sunoco   (James Rudolph)Chevrolet681680transmission055
373652   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet654430engine052
381019   Derrike Cope Stoke Racing   (Fred Stoke)Ford431670engine049
393718   Dale Jarrett Eric FreedlanderChevrolet254400engine046
403229   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile221660engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dave Pletcher01Ernie HaineJ.C. WeaverFord
Connie Saylor6U.S. RacingD.K. UlrichChevrolet
Trevor Boys12Gorman's EssoRoger HambyOldsmobile
H.B. Bailey36National MotorsH.B. BaileyPontiac
Rick Hood38Solar SourcesFord
Steve Christman62AC Spark PlugsTom WinklePontiac
Jocko Maggiacomo63Linro MotorsportsJim RosenblumChevrolet
Eddie Bierschwale80TRWGeorge SmithChevrolet
Rick Jeffrey82Daugherty EnterprisesChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13535  
36383   #04 spun backstretch 
3912991  
1301334   debris 
13415017  
15116010   #77 accident turn 2 
1611666  
1671704   #21 engine 
17118818  
1891924   #5,89 accident frontstretch 
1932008  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.5%             Average green flag run: 29.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Davey Allison12020
  Dale Earnhardt213515
  Darrell Waltrip36361
  Dale Earnhardt378145
  Rusty Wallace82843
  Morgan Shepherd85851
  Rusty Wallace8613045
  Geoffrey Bodine1311311
  Richard Petty1321332
  Rusty Wallace1341374
  Bill Elliott13815013
  Davey Allison1511511
  Bobby Allison15216211
  Richard Petty16318826
  Rusty Wallace1891946
  Dale Earnhardt1951973
  Bill Elliott1982003

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3151    
2   Bill Elliott 2653   -498  
3   Terry Labonte 2552   -599  
4   Neil Bonnett 2507   -644  
5   Rusty Wallace 2480   -671  
6   Darrell Waltrip 2479   -672  
7   Kyle Petty 2463   -688  
8   Ricky Rudd 2402   -749  
9   Ken Schrader 2341   -810  
10   Richard Petty 2323   -828  
11   Bobby Allison 2267   -884  
12   Phil Parsons 2188   -963  
13   Benny Parsons 2132   -1019  
14   Sterling Marlin 2088   -1063  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2073   -1078  
16   Alan Kulwicki 2069   -1082  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 2065   -1086  
18   Davey Allison 2054   -1097  
19   Morgan Shepherd 2037   -1114  
20   Dave Marcis 2016   -1135