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1987 First Union 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 29
Sunday, April 5, 1987 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:24
Average speed: 94.103 mph
Pole speed: 116.003 mph
Cautions: 8 for 49 laps
Margin of victory: 1.72 sec
Attendance: 31000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 33   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40044675running319185
21221   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford40020055running0170
32175   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac40014470running56170
4197   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford40012935running0160
51115   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford39914890running0155
61543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3996435running1155
71755   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3994660running0146
8 511   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet39810515running0142
9 927   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3988685running0138
10 19   Bill Elliott Coors / Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford39817185running10139
111633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3984885running0130
121418   Dale Jarrett Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet3984725running0 
13268   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3977380running1129
14 422   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3967300running0121
15 235   Benny Parsons Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3969830running12123
161390   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3964415running0115
171844   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3954205running0112
182981   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knitting   (Corey Fillip)Ford3921430running0109
193112   Slick Johnson Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3924045running1 
202310   Rodney Combs DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet3862030running0103
21 617   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3831335running0100
222464   Jerry Cranmer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3803815running097
23306   Bobby Baker U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3803500running094
241030   Michael Waltrip Bahre Racing   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet3793440running091
252016   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Chevrolet3591310rear end088
262871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy / Helen Rae   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3163355running085
27 826   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick2583345crash082
28 75   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2407610engine079
292534   Jesse Samples, Jr. Allen's Glass   (Ken Allen)Chevrolet1561160rear end076
302752   Jimmy Means Turtle Wax   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac742635cylinder head073
312262   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac631135crash070
323270   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac291085engine067

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Terry Labonte11driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Bierschwale67Pannill KnittingBuddy ArringtonFord
DCBrett Bodine11BudweiserJunior JohnsonChevrolet
DCDoug Wolfgang12Hesco Exhaust SystemsRoger HambyOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12143   #8 spun turn 3 
15184  
19246   #5,15,17 accident turn 3 
254824  
49524   #55 spun frontstretch 
536715  
687710   #62 accident turn 4 
7812144  
1221265   #71 spun turn 4 
127240114  
2412477   #5 engine 
24825912  
2602667   #16,26,30 accident turn 3 
267366100  
3673737   #16 spun backstretch 
37440027  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.3%             Average green flag run: 39.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11010
  Dale Earnhardt114939
  Slick Johnson50501
  Benny Parsons516212
  Dale Earnhardt6312260
  Bobby Hillin,, Jr.1231231
  Richard Petty1241241
  Dale Earnhardt125241117
  Neil Bonnett2422421
  Dale Earnhardt24326018
  Neil Bonnett26131555
  Dale Earnhardt31640085

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1025    
2   Bill Elliott 908   -117  
3   Neil Bonnett 870   -155  
4   Richard Petty 833   -192  
5   Ricky Rudd 805   -220  
6   Darrell Waltrip 790   -235  
7   Terry Labonte 785   -240  
8   Benny Parsons 773   -252  
9   Ken Schrader 770   -255  
10   Rusty Wallace 766   -259  
11   Kyle Petty 751   -274  
12   Phil Parsons 744   -281  
13   Bobby Allison 733   -292  
14   Alan Kulwicki 706   -319  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 695   -330  
16   Sterling Marlin 690   -335  
17   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 689   -336  
18   Morgan Shepherd 658   -367  
19   Michael Waltrip 579   -446  
20   Harry Gant 576   -449