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1987 Delaware 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 23 of 29
Sunday, September 20, 1987 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:00:34
Average speed: 124.706 mph
Pole speed: 145.826 mph
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: 2 sec
Attendance: 51000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford50054550running373185
2 228   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford50025875running39175
31975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac50021335running0165
4 99   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50019375running1165
51144   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile50017620running6160
6 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49813175running0150
71222   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick49812440running1146
81488   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4985900running0142
92643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4968575running0138
102317   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4957390running0134
11 590   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4957355running0130
122027   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49510900running0127
13151   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet4932650running0124
14 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford49310735running25126
152771   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4906275running0118
161835   Benny Parsons Folger's Decaf   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet48911400running0115
173062   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac4872650running0112
184030   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet4865515running0109
193167   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4795255running0106
20366   Rick Knoop U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4705595running00
213312   Larry Caudill Autec Car & Truck Washes   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile4704725running00
221652   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4684665running097
23 821   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4038850running094
242982   Rick Jeffrey Daugherty Enterprises / SlenderizersChevrolet3911800clutch091
25 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3814605engine088
263797   D. Wayne Strout Enginetech   (D. Wayne Strout)Oldsmobile3811700fatigue085
27 44   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3561650distributor082
283870   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3351600engine079
292155   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3281550running076
303451   David Simko Metro 25 Car Care Centers   (Elmer Simko)Chevrolet3081500clutch073
31223   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30412700engine1875
32 311   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet29511050crash3772
332464   Trevor Boys Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford2814085engine00
343298   Mark Gibson Tri-Sack Racing   (Bo Gibson)Pontiac2041300axle061
352881   Mike Potter Fillip Racing   (Corey Fillip)Ford1851200exhaust058
363929   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1171175engine055
373580   Eddie Bierschwale S & H Racing / Refrigeration Sales   (George Smith)Chevrolet651175engine052
381718   Dale Jarrett Coats & Clark   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet453175engine049
39258   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick458150crash046
401026   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick203150engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jerry Ward
George Wiltshire39George WiltshireOldsmobile
Bobby Gerhart85J. Omar Landis Ent. / FrederickBobby Gerhart / Billy GerhartChevrolet
DCJimmy Horton80S & H Racing / Refrigeration SalesGeorge SmithChevrolet
WDEddie Drury

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
265   #55,81 spun backstretch 
74640  
47537   #8,18 accident turn 1 
5414996  
1501534   #51 spun turn 2 
15422067  
2212244   #30 spun turn 2 
22528864  
2892935   #64 spun turn 3 
2942963  
2973026   #11 accident backstretch 
303500198  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.2%             Average green flag run: 67.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Davey Allison12222
  Alan Kulwicki234725
  Bill Elliott48481
  Ricky Rudd4913284
  Dale Earnhardt1331353
  Terry Labonte1361405
  Davey Allison1411444
  Ricky Rudd1451506
  Bobby Allison1511511
  Terry Labonte15218332
  Ricky Rudd184284101
  Dale Earnhardt2852873
  Ricky Rudd2882892
  Davey Allison2902901
  Dale Earnhardt29130212
  Ricky Rudd30337977
  Davey Allison38039112
  Ricky Rudd39246574
  Sterling Marlin4664716
  Ricky Rudd47250029

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3781    
2   Bill Elliott 3263   -518  
3   Terry Labonte 3091   -690  
4   Rusty Wallace 3069   -712  
5   Ricky Rudd 3063   -718  
6   Darrell Waltrip 3032   -749  
7   Neil Bonnett 3007   -774  
8   Richard Petty 2946   -835  
9   Kyle Petty 2866   -915  
10   Ken Schrader 2788   -993  
11   Bobby Allison 2722   -1059  
12   Geoffrey Bodine 2624   -1157  
13   Sterling Marlin 2608   -1173  
14   Phil Parsons 2605   -1176  
15   Benny Parsons 2522   -1259  
16   Dave Marcis 2504   -1277  
17   Alan Kulwicki 2472   -1309  
18   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2463   -1318  
19   Morgan Shepherd 2382   -1399  
20   Michael Waltrip 2318   -1463