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1987 Miller American 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 29
Sunday, June 28, 1987 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:41:40
Average speed: 148.454 mph
Pole speed: 170.746 mph
Cautions: 5 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 62000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20060250running152185
2 728   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford20027575running0170
32221   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20026025running0165
41625   Tim Richmond Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20013175running7165
5 127   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20025150running15160
6108   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick20016100running0150
71317   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19910655running0146
8 290   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19914245running3147
92135   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19916500running0138
102983   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1997475running0134
11 95   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19912625running0130
121443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1999425running0127
131933   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1998965running0124
141715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford19912950running0121
152871   Dave Marcis Helen Rae   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1998505running0118
16 888   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1993975running0115
173375   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac1987585running1117
184044   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1987200running0109
193477   Eddie Bierschwale TRW   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1973310running00
203718   Dale Jarrett Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet1977060running0103
211255   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1963450running0100
22241   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1962835running097
233964   Rodney Combs Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1965930running094
242689   Jim Sauter Evinrude Outboards   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac1952615running091
252026   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1945650running393
263851   David Simko Mound Steel   (Elmer Simko)Chevrolet1942420running085
27 622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1939360running082
28 411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19211100running079
292350   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac1892230running076
30114   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1692180engine073
31187   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1635900engine070
323591   Ken Bouchard M.J. SullivanChevrolet1582075oil pressure067
332529   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1302025brakes064
34 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford12612050engine1966
353069   Donny Paul Cyclo Automotive   (Donny Paul)Chevrolet1041915engine058
363608   Butch Miller Lane Automotive   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet901885engine00
373267   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford834650engine052
38276   Connie Saylor Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet634640engine00
391530   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet624620engine046
403136   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac321875crash043
414119   Derrike Cope Alugard   (Fred Stoke)Ford0 did not start00

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Steve Christman
Gary Fedewa
Rick Jeffrey
Charlie Rudolph04Rudolph RacingJames Rudolph
Rick Hood38Solar SourcesFord
Jimmy Means52Means RacingJimmy MeansPontiac
Jerry Holden68Alta DryJerry HoldenChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Bobby Wawak74Bobby WawakChevrolet
Mike Potter81Corey FillipFord
Bobby Gerhart85J. Omar Landis EnterprisesChevrolet
WDBob Keselowski49Arnold Jerome EnterprisesChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13333  
34374   #36 accident turn 2 
38150113  
1511533   debris 
15416411  
1651695   #7 engine 
1701701  
1711733   #4 engine 
17418512  
1861883   oil on track 
18920012  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 30.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace11414
  Bill Elliott153319
  Rusty Wallace34341
  Neil Bonnett35351
  Ken Schrader36372
  Dale Earnhardt387942
  Tim Richmond80834
  Ken Schrader84841
  Morgan Shepherd85873
  Dale Earnhardt8812538
  Tim Richmond1261261
  Dale Earnhardt1271271
  Tim Richmond1281292
  Dale Earnhardt13020071

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2314    
2   Bill Elliott 2010   -304  
3   Neil Bonnett 1985   -329  
4   Kyle Petty 1891   -423  
5   Terry Labonte 1869   -445  
6   Ricky Rudd 1825   -489  
7   Darrell Waltrip 1801   -513  
8   Ken Schrader 1799   -515  
9   Richard Petty 1788   -526  
10   Rusty Wallace 1710   -604  
11   Phil Parsons 1681   -633  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1588   -726  
13   Bobby Allison 1584   -730  
14   Sterling Marlin 1579   -735  
15   Benny Parsons 1572   -742  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 1572   -742  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1514   -800  
18   Alan Kulwicki 1433   -881  
19   Michael Waltrip 1388   -926  
20   Dave Marcis 1378   -936