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1987 Motorcraft Quality Parts 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 29
Sunday, March 15, 1987 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:44:02
Average Speed: 133.689 mph
Pole Speed: 175.497 mph
Cautions: 9 for 51 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.41 sec
Attendance: 54,000
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 615   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford32862,400running7180
21035   Benny Parsons Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32836,125running43175
3 727   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32825,950running26170
4 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32820,825running2165
5 828   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford32718,550running0155
62117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3279,900running0150
8 329   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile3275,650running7147
72675   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac32711,205running0146
92521   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3279,320running0138
102926   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick3269,750running0134
11274   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3268,470running0130
12321   Ron Bouchard Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3253,500running0127
141743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3257,215running1126
16 13   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32219,520running196125
132244   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3259,945running0124
15145   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3231,480running0118
173018   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet3228,745running0112
191522   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3209,690running2111
183436   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3214,550running0109
202414   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile3193,070running0103
213112   David Sosebee Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3177,610running0100
223562   Steve Christman AC Delco   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac3143,600running097
23286   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3036,680ball joint094
24138   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3029,180running091
254093   Mike Potter Potter Racing   (Patsy Salmon)Chevrolet2912,945running088
261877   Ken Ragan TRW   (Marvin Ragan)Ford2812,555ignition085
28 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford25510,560engine2284
271955   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile2611,995engine082
29 490   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2205,130engine2281
303982   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford2081,840running073
313671   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1694,855handling070
323352   Jimmy Means Turtle Wax / Car & Driver   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1574,555crash067
33237   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford865,490crash064
341133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet864,455crash061
351283   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile731,680fuel pump058
363719   Derrike Cope Stoke Racing   (Fred Stoke)Ford611,655crash055
372050   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac531,635engine052
38 588   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile361,615engine049
391630   Michael Waltrip Domino's Pizza   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet334,325transmission046
404170   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffiePontiac161,510engine043
413864   Connie Saylor Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford33,510engine040
424267   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford0 did not start00

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jerry Holden68Jerry HoldenChevrolet
Bobby Wawak74Wawak RacingBobby WawakChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #64 stalled turn 2 
63934  
40434   #30 oil on track 
446421  
65717   #19 accident turn 4 
728716  
889912   #1,7,22,29,33,35,71 accident backstretch 
100221122  
2222265   #90 accident turns 1/2 
2272348  
2352395  
24026324  
2642696   #55 oil on track 
27028314  
2842907   #5,29,43 accident turn 4 
29131626  
3173193   #6 accident turn 1 
3203289  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.9%             Average green flag run: 27.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt13939
  Bill Elliott40401
  Dale Earnhardt416424
  Bill Elliott65651
  Rusty Wallace66716
  Dale Earnhardt728716
  Bill Elliott88881
  Bobby Allison89902
  Ken Schrader91988
  Bill Elliott9911416
  Dale Earnhardt11514733
  Bill Elliott1481481
  Ken Schrader1491579
  Cale Yarborough1581625
  Dale Earnhardt16320745
  Bill Elliott2082092
  Benny Parsons2102156
  Ken Schrader2162205
  Dale Earnhardt2212211
  Cale Yarborough2222221
  Richard Petty2232231
  Dale Earnhardt22423411
  Benny Parsons2352406
  Dale Earnhardt24126323
  Cale Yarborough2642641
  Rusty Wallace26527612
  Dale Earnhardt2772804
  Rusty Wallace2812866
  Benny Parsons28731529
  Rusty Wallace3163172
  Terry Labonte3183192
  Benny Parsons3203212
  Ricky Rudd3223287

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 655    
2   Bill Elliott 594   -61  
3   Terry Labonte 576   -79  
4   Ricky Rudd 572   -83  
5   Darrell Waltrip 551   -104  
6   Benny Parsons 550   -105  
7   Neil Bonnett 545   -110  
8   Bobby Allison 528   -127  
9   Rusty Wallace 525   -130  
10   Richard Petty 508   -147  
11   Ken Schrader 495   -160  
12   Geoffrey Bodine 486   -169  
13   Morgan Shepherd 479   -176  
14   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 466   -189  
15   Phil Parsons 460   -195  
16   Kyle Petty 457   -198  
17   Alan Kulwicki 425   -230  
18   Sterling Marlin 413   -242  
19   Michael Waltrip 382   -273  
20   Davey Allison 380   -275