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1987 Valleydale Meats 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 29
Sunday, April 12, 1987 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:31:27
Average speed: 75.621 mph
Pole speed: 115.674 mph
Cautions: 13 for 125 laps
Margin of victory: .78 sec
Attendance: 38000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 33   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50043850running134180
21843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac50021030running1175
31515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford50017175running0165
4119   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50012570running149170
5 57   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford50011605running3160
6 133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet5009060running1155
71621   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford5006350running51151
8 826   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4995580running42147
91311   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4999800running0138
102418   Dale Jarrett Eric FreedlanderChevrolet4977845running0 
111075   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4924860running0130
121217   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4901850running0127
132330   Michael Waltrip Bahre Racing   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4875500running0124
142512   Slick Johnson Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4874290running0121
15286   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4834380running0118
16 227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4798710running42120
17 790   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4513660running0112
182981   Mike Potter Pannill Knits   (Corey Fillip)Ford4501430running0109
19 45   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4367190crash5111
201955   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4191950running0103
212670   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4061260engine0100
222764   Jerry Cranmer Sunny King Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3923400running097
23 622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick2896880crash094
241444   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile2524060crash5496
252267   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knits   (Buddy Arrington)Ford2093360crash088
26208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1956770engine085
271771   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1682540crash1887
28 935   Benny Parsons Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1688910crash079
292152   Jimmy Means Turtle Wax   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1272480crash076
303041   Ronnie Thomas Busch Polishes   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet77950engine073

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tony Spanos

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13939  
40445   #64 broken suspension 
455814  
59657   debris backstretch 
667510  
76827   #5,22 accident turn 3 
83853  
86883   debris 
8913042  
13115121   #52 accident turn 2 
15216918  
17017910   #17,35,44,71 accident turn 1 
1801878  
1881925   #55 accident frontstretch 
1931953  
1962005   #30 accident backstretch 
20121313  
2142174   #67 accident turn 2 
21825336  
25429441   #5,44,90 accident turn 1 
29538490  
3853884   #5 accident turn 4 
38943749  
4384469   #5,90 accident turn 4 
4474493  
4504534   #21,26 accident turn 1 
45450047  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.0%             Average green flag run: 26.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace14040
  Dave Marcis415818
  Dale Earnhardt596911
  Geoffrey Bodine70745
  Rusty Wallace75762
  Bill Elliott7713155
  Richard Petty1321321
  Bill Elliott13318856
  Morgan Shepherd1891957
  Alan Kulwicki1961983
  Sterling Marlin19925254
  Dale Earnhardt2532542
  Harry Gant2552551
  Kyle Petty25630651
  Bill Elliott30734438
  Morgan Shepherd34537834
  Dale Earnhardt3793846
  Morgan Shepherd3853851
  Dale Earnhardt386500115

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1205    
2   Bill Elliott 1078   -127  
3   Richard Petty 1008   -197  
4   Neil Bonnett 1000   -205  
5   Ricky Rudd 970   -235  
6   Terry Labonte 923   -282  
7   Darrell Waltrip 917   -288  
8   Kyle Petty 902   -303  
9   Rusty Wallace 886   -319  
10   Ken Schrader 882   -323  
11   Alan Kulwicki 866   -339  
12   Benny Parsons 852   -353  
13   Phil Parsons 847   -358  
14   Bobby Allison 827   -378  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 806   -399  
16   Morgan Shepherd 805   -400  
17   Sterling Marlin 786   -419  
18   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 774   -431  
19   Harry Gant 731   -474  
20   Michael Waltrip 703   -502