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1987 Miller High Life 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 29
Sunday, March 8, 1987 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.542 mile paved track (216.800 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:34
Average speed: 81.52 mph
Pole speed: 95.153 mph
Cautions: 6 for 35 laps
Margin of victory: .46 sec
Attendance: 30000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 33   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40049150running235185
2 45   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40024010running0170
31227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac40018225running0165
4119   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford40014285running9165
5 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40013590running1160
6 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford40015370running65155
71821   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3996870running0146
81971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3996360running0142
91322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3998470running16143
10 735   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39811700running0134
11278   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3967845running0130
121430   Michael Waltrip Domino's Pizza   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet3965945running0127
131690   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3955035crash0124
142352   Jimmy Means Turtle Wax / Car & Driver   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3944845running0121
152255   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3912145running0118
163170   J.D. McDuffie AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac3891700running0115
172681   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Corey Fillip)Ford3871625running0112
182567   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3814410running0109
192912   Slick Johnson Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3794260running0106
20 617   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3511885rear end23108
21 544   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3514060running1105
222475   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3213805crash097
231543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3173480running094
242864   Jerry Cranmer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3123435crash091
25 233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2653615transmission5093
262128   Davey Allison Ranier-Lundy   (Harry Ranier)Ford2061685crash085
271718   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet1613310crash082
28 815   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1438215crash079
292062   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac1161080rear end076
30326   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1052545oil leak073
311026   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick792545crash070
323074   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet621045overheating067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie DruryChevrolet
Clark JamesPontiac
Bill Hollar02
Ron Shephard34AAG RacingKen AllenChevrolet
Tony Spanos48Hylton RacingJames HyltonChevrolet
Lake Speed83Wynn'sLake SpeedOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1114114  
1151228   #67 spun frontstretch 
1231275  
1281314   #33 accident turn 3 
13214413  
1451539   #15,18,22,26,27,35,43,55,71 accident frontstretch 
15420855  
2092135   #28 accident turn 4 
214325112  
3263327   #64,75 accident turn 3 
33335624  
3573582   #35,67 accident backstretch 
35940042  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.8%             Average green flag run: 52.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alan Kulwicki16565
  Harry Gant6611550
  Bill Elliott1161161
  Bobby Allison11713216
  Dale Earnhardt1331342
  Darrell Waltrip14616823
  Dale Earnhardt16920941
  Sterling Marlin2102101
  Dale Earnhardt21122313
  Bill Elliott2242318
  Dale Earnhardt23232695
  Terry Labonte3273271
  Dale Earnhardt32840073

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 530    
2   Bill Elliott 510   -20  
3   Bobby Allison 417   -113  
4   Ken Schrader 414   -116  
5   Terry Labonte 411   -119  
6   Darrell Waltrip 401   -129  
7   Neil Bonnett 399   -131  
8   Ricky Rudd 392   -138  
9   Richard Petty 382   -148  
10   Phil Parsons 378   -152  
11   Benny Parsons 375   -155  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 375   -155  
13   Geoffrey Bodine 368   -162  
14   Alan Kulwicki 361   -169  
15   Rusty Wallace 355   -175  
16   Morgan Shepherd 345   -185  
17   Michael Waltrip 336   -194  
18   Kyle Petty 319   -211  
19   Davey Allison 310   -220  
20   Jimmy Means 309   -221