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1987 Marlboro 500


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CART race number 9 of 15
Sunday, August 2, 1987 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:56
Average speed: 171.493 mph
Pole speed: 215.53 mph
Cautions: 2 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1987 CART results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 118   Michael Andretti Kraco / STP   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth250121830running12922
2 66   Al Unser Cummins / Holset Turbo   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth25061880running016
3 71   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Truesports)Lola / Cosworth25044660running014
4 83   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Chevrolet24833134running012
51271   Arie Luyendyk Living Well / Provimi Veal   (Ron Hemelgarn)March / Cosworth24728180running010
61512   Fabrizio Barbazza Arciero Wines   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth24625328running08
72420   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Pat Patrick)March / Chevrolet24523760running06
81615   Geoff Brabham Team Valvoline   (Rick Galles)March / Judd24322976running35
9 522   Dick Simon Soundesign   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth24318629running04
102341   Davy Jones Skoal Classic   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth24014408running03
113016   Tony Bettenhausen Jr United Oil   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)March / Cosworth2409094running02
122555   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth23820467out of fuel01
132956   Gary Bettenhausen Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)March / Cosworth22414840running0 
14114   Roberto Guerrero True Value / STP   (Vince Granatelli)March / Cosworth21119213cv joint0 
151919   Randy Lewis Toshiba / Altos / OracleMarch / Cosworth21018586running0 
161898   Ed Pimm Skoal Bandit   (Mike Curb)March / Cosworth17810958crash0 
172125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth17810802crash0 
181330   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth16417488engine0 
19 35   Mario Andretti Hanna Car Wash   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevrolet15617331engine118 
20 929   Pancho Carter Hardee's   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth13210174engine0 
21 48   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Chevrolet10917018engine0 
222091   Scott Brayton Amway / Autostyle Cars   (Ron Hemelgarn)March / Cosworth10516861engine0 
232611   Jeff MacPherson MacHoward Leasing   (Rick Galles)March / Judd9216704cv joint0 
242210   Derek Daly Raynor Garage DoorsLola / Cosworth9116547engine0 
251723   Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. Mackenzie Financial   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth7516390gearbox0 
26 214   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Cosworth679234gearbox0 
27147   Kevin Cogan Marlboro   (Pat Patrick)March / Chevrolet3916077vibration0 
281021   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth3615920engine0 
292827   Dick Ferguson Los Angeles DrywallMarch / Cosworth198920gearbox0 
302733   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Mike Curb)March / Cosworth519420electrical0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dale Coyne19Dale Coyne RacingDale Coyne

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111   yellow start 
265  
793   #33 stopped on track 
10181172  
18220524   #25,98 accident turn 3 
20625045  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.2%             Average green flag run: 74.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Michael Andretti13535
  Mario Andretti36394
  Geoff Brabham40423
  Mario Andretti43156114
  Michael Andretti15725094

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Rahal 119    
2   Michael Andretti 110   -9  
3   Emerson Fittipaldi 67   -52  
4   Roberto Guerrero 65   -54  
5   Mario Andretti 62   -57  
6   Al Unser, Jr. 57   -62  
7   Arie Luyendyk 50   -69  
8   Danny Sullivan 46   -73  
9   Fabrizio Barbazza 37   -82  
10   Al Unser 36   -83  
11   Tom Sneva 33   -86  
12   Rick Mears 27   -92  
12   Josele Garza 27   -92  
12   Geoff Brabham 27   -92  
15   Johnny Rutherford 22   -97  
16   Derek Daly 20   -99  
17   Randy Lewis 15   -104  
17   Dick Simon 15   -104  
19   Scott Brayton 14   -105  
20   Jeff MacPherson 13   -106