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1987 Sovran Bank 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 29
Sunday, April 26, 1987 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a 0.526 mile paved track (263.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:44
Average speed: 72.808 mph
Pole speed: 92.355 mph
Cautions: 11 for 65 laps
Margin of victory: 2.73 sec
Attendance: 42000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 43   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50050850running156185
2 527   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50027325running63175
3 75   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50020750running116170
41955   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile50010275running0160
5 211   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49816425running0155
6319   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49812950running66155
72090   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4988280running0146
81322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4978850running0142
9 975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4966630running0138
101830   Michael Waltrip Domino's Pizza   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet4957285running0134
111681   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Corey Fillip)Ford4942370running0130
12 621   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4936020running0127
132919   Derrike Cope Stoke Racing   (Fred Stoke)Chevrolet4902720running0124
142652   Jimmy Means Hotsy Carolinas   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4885450running0121
15228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4527820rear end0118
161515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford4409050rear end0115
17 126   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick3969550engine34117
183048   Tony Spanos Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3861555running0 
192144   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3784385running0106
202364   Jerry Cranmer Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford3694850clutch0103
211117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3602200engine45105
221043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3474375timing chain097
231271   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3334100rear end094
242567   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford2693485engine091
252462   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac2641375running088
261735   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2239350valve085
27 333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1865405rear end2087
28 87   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1854970oil line079
291418   Dale Jarrett Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1134135engine0 
302812   Slick Johnson Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile872660timing chain073
312770   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac211160engine070

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
177  
8125  
133523  
36416  
4212584  
12613611  
13720266  
2032119  
2122132  
2142163  
21725640  
2572604  
2612633  
2642696  
27027910  
2802845  
28532440  
32533410  
33535117  
3523543  
35536612  
3673693  
370500131  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.0%             Average green flag run: 36.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Morgan Shepherd13434
  Harry Gant355420
  Dale Earnhardt558026
  Darrell Waltrip8112545
  Bill Elliott1261261
  Dale Earnhardt12715933
  Rusty Wallace16020344
  Bill Elliott20425552
  Dale Earnhardt25632570
  Bill Elliott32633813
  Rusty Wallace33935214
  Dale Earnhardt35336210
  Rusty Wallace3633675
  Geoffrey Bodine368483116
  Dale Earnhardt48450017

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1390    
2   Bill Elliott 1233   -157  
3   Neil Bonnett 1138   -252  
4   Richard Petty 1105   -285  
5   Ricky Rudd 1085   -305  
6   Terry Labonte 1078   -312  
7   Rusty Wallace 1061   -329  
8   Kyle Petty 1029   -361  
9   Ken Schrader 1028   -362  
10   Darrell Waltrip 1022   -368  
11   Phil Parsons 1007   -383  
12   Geoffrey Bodine 976   -414  
13   Bobby Allison 969   -421  
14   Alan Kulwicki 945   -445  
15   Benny Parsons 937   -453  
16   Morgan Shepherd 922   -468  
17   Sterling Marlin 892   -498  
17   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 892   -498  
19   Michael Waltrip 837   -553  
20   Harry Gant 818   -572