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1987 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 29
Sunday, September 6, 1987 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps* on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:19
Average speed: 115.52 mph
Pole speed: 157.232 mph
Cautions: 5 for 50 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 63000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20264650running109185
21627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20233695running0170
31443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20222530running2170
42444   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile20218665running0160
5 311   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20219945running0155
6178   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick20214890running0150
71215   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford20215055running0146
8 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20215215running1147
91526   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick2029555running0138
10 717   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2026365running1139
111890   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2029765running0130
122255   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile2024535running0127
132129   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile2014375running0124
142621   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20011215running0121
153818   Dale Jarrett Eric FreedlanderChevrolet2009110running0118
162871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2007750running0115
172088   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1993755distributor0112
18275   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1999310running0109
191930   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Oldsmobile1987135running0106
20391   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1953855running0103
213762   Steve Christman AC Delco   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac1953050running0100
222952   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1956365running097
233474   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1942850running094
243267   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knits   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1935960running091
253134   Eddie Bierschwale Allen's Glass   (Ken Allen)Chevrolet1922760running088
261122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1859570engine085
272564   Rodney Combs Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1855525running082
28 84   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1762385running079
29 128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford1646545crash8681
30 483   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1632240crash073
31 935   Benny Parsons Folger's Decaf   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16212290crash375
322375   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac1564805running067
333581   Mike Potter Fillip Racing   (Corey Fillip)Ford1531975crash064
34406   Connie Saylor Slender You Figure Salons   (D.K. Ulrich)Oldsmobile1404690fatigue061
353336   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1331855fatigue058
363012   Trevor Boys Gorman's Esso   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile1264560crash0 
373632   Jonathan Lee Edwards Edwards Racing   (Jonathan Lee Edwards)Chevrolet1221755engine052
381350   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac961705engine049
391033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet854395clutch046
40 67   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford774500engine043
* Race shortened to 202 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDTim Richmond25FolgersRick HendrickChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12424   green-yellow start 
25130106  
1311355   #12,75,83 accident turn 1 
13616328  
16417310   #28,35,81,83 accident turn 4 
1741829  
1831886   rain 
1891979  
1982025   rain 
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.8%             Average green flag run: 38.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Davey Allison15858
  Dale Earnhardt597012
  Davey Allison71788
  Dale Earnhardt7911335
  Benny Parsons1141163
  Dale Earnhardt11713115
  Darrell Waltrip1321321
  Dale Earnhardt1331353
  Davey Allison13615520
  Dale Earnhardt1561649
  Bill Elliott1651651
  Dale Earnhardt16618823
  Richard Petty1891902
  Dale Earnhardt19120212

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3521    
2   Bill Elliott 2938   -583  
3   Terry Labonte 2872   -649  
4   Rusty Wallace 2825   -696  
5   Darrell Waltrip 2723   -798  
6   Ricky Rudd 2713   -808  
7   Neil Bonnett 2708   -813  
8   Kyle Petty 2663   -858  
9   Richard Petty 2653   -868  
10   Ken Schrader 2558   -963  
11   Bobby Allison 2449   -1072  
12   Phil Parsons 2421   -1100  
13   Sterling Marlin 2351   -1170  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 2324   -1197  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2299   -1222  
16   Benny Parsons 2292   -1229  
17   Morgan Shepherd 2266   -1255  
18   Alan Kulwicki 2247   -1274  
19   Dave Marcis 2240   -1281  
20   Davey Allison 2135   -1386