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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 .533 mile paved track (266.5 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: 0.78 sec
Attendance: 38,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 33   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50043,850running134180
21843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac50021,030running1175
4119   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50012,570running149170
31515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford50017,175running0165
5 57   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford50011,605running3160
6 133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet5009,060running1155
71621   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford5006,350running51151
8 826   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4995,580running42147
91311   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4999,800running0138
111075   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac4924,860running0130
121217   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4901,850running0127
132330   Michael Waltrip Bahre Racing   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4875,500running0124
142512   Slick Johnson Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4874,290running0121
16 227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4798,710running42120
15286   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4834,380running0118
17 790   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4513,660running0112
19 45   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4367,190crash5111
182981   Mike Potter Pannill Knits   (Corey Fillip)Ford4501,430running0109
201955   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4191,950running0103
212670   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4061,260engine0100
222764   Jerry Cranmer Sunny King Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3923,400running097
241444   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile2524,060crash5496
23 622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick2896,880crash094
252267   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knits   (Buddy Arrington)Ford2093,360crash088
271771   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1682,540crash1887
26208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1956,770engine085
28 935   Benny Parsons Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1688,910crash079
292152   Jimmy Means Turtle Wax   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1272,480crash076
303041   Ronnie Thomas Busch Polishes   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet77950engine073
102418   Dale Jarrett Eric FreedlanderChevrolet4977,845running0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tony Spanos

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13939  
40445  
455814  
59657  
667510  
76827  
83853  
86883  
8913042  
13115121  
15216918  
17017910  
1801878  
1881925  
1931953  
1962005  
20121313  
2142174  
21825336  
25429441  
29538490  
3853884  
38943749  
4384469  
4474493  
4504534  
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