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1987 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 29
Sunday, July 26, 1987 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 2:55:10
Average speed: 171.293 mph
Pole speed: 203.827 mph
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: .15 sec
Attendance: 88000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18870920running72180
2 328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford18839115running77180
3 23   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18835050running8170
4 417   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18819120running0160
52229   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile18813465running4160
6 511   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18819445running22155
71483   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1888845running0146
8 927   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18814645running1147
9 821   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18812695running1143
101288   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1888720running0134
111625   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1885065running0130
12 722   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18811795running0127
13115   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18711575running0124
141044   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1879900running0121
152715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford18712975running0118
16324   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1874115running0115
172130   Michael Waltrip All Pro Auto Parts   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet1868930running0112
182690   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1857910running0109
193164   Rodney Combs Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1847690running0106
203467   Chet Fillip Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1847965running0103
213718   Dale Jarrett Coats & Clark   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet1837210running0100
222571   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1836865running2102
23137   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1807445running094
24380   Delma Cowart Hilliard's Restaurant   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet1803130running0 
253570   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1773120running088
263962   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac1762955running085
272401   Dave Pletcher Ernie Haine   (J.C. Weaver)Ford1452895crash082
284048   Jerry Holden Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1332850engine079
291555   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1322765engine076
301935   Benny Parsons Folger's Decaf   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet13111905engine073
312933   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1245690engine070
321775   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac1166110running067
333082   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford1152525engine064
343312   Jeff Swindell ATPSI / Gussin Special   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1025230fatigue061
351814   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile912505handling163
363652   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet605120engine055
372843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac475040engine052
38231   Brett Bodine Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet322240crash049
39 626   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick104180engine046
40208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick29115engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Connie Saylor6U.S. RacingD.K. UlrichChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
463   #8 engine turn 1 
73327  
34396   #1,75 accident backstretch 
4013495  
1351395   debris 
14015011  
1511544   #01 accident backstretch 
15518834  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.6%             Average green flag run: 34.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott166
  Davey Allison7137
  Bill Elliott14196
  Davey Allison20223
  Bill Elliott233311
  Dave Marcis34352
  Dale Earnhardt36405
  Davey Allison417838
  Cale Yarborough79791
  A.J. Foyt80801
  Terry Labonte819515
  Dale Earnhardt96972
  Davey Allison981047
  Dale Earnhardt1051051
  Davey Allison1061094
  Bill Elliott11012011
  Cale Yarborough1211233
  Davey Allison1241318
  Terry Labonte1321343
  Kyle Petty1351351
  Terry Labonte1361394
  Rusty Wallace1401401
  Davey Allison14115010
  Bill Elliott15118838

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2824    
2   Bill Elliott 2394   -430  
3   Terry Labonte 2318   -506  
4   Neil Bonnett 2312   -512  
5   Kyle Petty 2254   -570  
6   Darrell Waltrip 2232   -592  
7   Ken Schrader 2198   -626  
8   Ricky Rudd 2154   -670  
9   Rusty Wallace 2130   -694  
10   Richard Petty 2067   -757  
11   Bobby Allison 1978   -846  
12   Phil Parsons 1921   -903  
13   Sterling Marlin 1903   -921  
14   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1873   -951  
15   Benny Parsons 1868   -956  
16   Geoffrey Bodine 1803   -1021  
17   Dave Marcis 1793   -1031  
18   Davey Allison 1782   -1042  
19   Morgan Shepherd 1770   -1054  
20   Alan Kulwicki 1769   -1055