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1987 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 29
Sunday, February 15, 1987 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:50:12
Average Speed: 176.263 mph
Pole Speed: 210.364 mph
Cautions: 4 for 15 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 145,000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1987 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
6 622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick20060,475running0150
27 228   Davey Allison Ranier-Lundy   (Harry Ranier)Ford18414,045running082
4 788   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile20074,450running45165
363467   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4412,235engine055
14 85   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19936,365running10126
121575   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac19929,600running5132
32171   Ron Bouchard Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet12511,370engine067
23286   Trevor Boys U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet19116,795running094
193610   Rodney Combs DiGardOldsmobile19715,295running0106
332319   Derrike Cope Stoke Racing   (Fred Stoke)Ford12410,840overheating064
5133   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20064,925running16160
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford200204,150running104185
392681   Chet Fillip Marshall Batteries   (Corey Fillip)Ford199,705engine046
424114   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile107,870spark plug037
311233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet15615,100transmission070
13218   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick19929,005running0124
15377   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford19822,740running0118
181411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19725,915running0109
341671   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet11513,975oil leak061
301044   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile16716,875clutch178
253870   J.D. McDuffie Tom WinklePontiac19111,810running088
244052   Jimmy Means Turtle Wax / Car & Driver   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac19114,480running091
2 435   Benny Parsons Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200122,420running2175
111955   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile20026,200running0130
352021   Kyle Petty Citgo / 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford7213,455valve058
31143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20076,040running2170
172477   Ken Ragan TRW   (Marvin Ragan)Ford19717,085running0112
93115   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford20038,425running0138
204250   Greg Sacks Valvoline   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac19614,335running0103
212786   Ronnie Sanders Moss-Dingler   (Ray Moss)Ford19513,930running0 
402564   Connie Saylor Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1211,470engine043
7 390   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford20068,545running14151
163526   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick19820,660running0115
292966   Tom Sneva Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile18211,135engine076
283912   David Sosebee Hamby Automotive   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet18414,145running079
263383   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile18811,105engine085
383082   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford369,540engine049
413227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1015,720piston040
8 517   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20039,925running1147
221830   Michael Waltrip Oxford Plains Speedway   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet19318,110running097
37 94   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3711,420clutch052
102229   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile20029,600running0134

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dick McCabe00McCabe BaitDick McCabeChevrolet
Joe Booher02Duragloss Car CareJoe BooherPontiac
Jeff Swindell09Swindell RacingJeff SwindellChevrolet
Tommy Ellis18Freedlander FinancialEric FreedlanderChevrolet
Grant Adcox24Herb Adcox ChevroletHerb AdcoxChevrolet
Jonathan Lee Edwards32Edwards RacingJonathan Lee EdwardsChevrolet
Blackie Wangerin39
Ronnie Thomas41J & M GlassRonnie ThomasPontiac
Steve Moore48Fleet ServiceJames HyltonChevrolet
Delma Cowart49Clearfield SpeedwayH.L. WatersChevrolet
David Simko51Mound SteelElmer SimkoChevrolet
Donnie Allison54JerzeesHenley GrayChevrolet
Steve Christman62Winkle MotorsportsTom WinklePontiac
Phil Barkdoll73Helen RaePhil BarkdollOldsmobile
Bobby Wawak74Wawak RacingBobby WawakChevrolet
Jim Sauter89Evinrude OutboardsMueller BrothersPontiac
Ralph Jones92Country Boy WaterbedsLucky ComptonFord
Charlie Baker93Salmon ChevroletPatsy SalmonChevrolet
Ed Pimm98Curb Records / Cannon VillageMike CurbBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14141  
42454  
46483  
49524  
5313987  
1401434  
14415411  
1551573  
15820043  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.5%             Average green flag run: 37.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott13535
  Buddy Baker36361
  Geoffrey Bodine37382
  Bill Elliott39424
  Buddy Baker435210
  Geoffrey Bodine53531
  Buddy Baker548128
  Ken Schrader82865
  Neil Bonnett87882
  Bill Elliott8911729
  Ken Schrader1181225
  Geoffrey Bodine1231242
  Neil Bonnett1251273
  Bill Elliott12813710
  Ken Schrader1381392
  Bill Elliott1401401
  Darrell Waltrip1411411
  Benny Parsons1421432
  Dale Earnhardt1441441
  Bill Elliott14515511
  Ken Schrader1561572
  Dale Earnhardt1581658
  Buddy Baker1661716
  Bill Elliott17218211
  Dale Earnhardt1831897
  Richard Petty1901912
  Geoffrey Bodine1921976
  Bill Elliott1982003

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 185    
2   Benny Parsons 175   -10  
3   Richard Petty 170   -15  
4   Buddy Baker 165   -20  
5   Dale Earnhardt 160   -25  
6   Ken Schrader 151   -34  
7   Bobby Allison 150   -35  
8   Darrell Waltrip 147   -38  
9   Ricky Rudd 138   -47  
10   Cale Yarborough 134   -51  
11   Neil Bonnett 132   -53  
12   Phil Parsons 130   -55  
13   Geoffrey Bodine 126   -59  
14   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 124   -61  
15   Alan Kulwicki 118   -67  
16   Morgan Shepherd 115   -70  
17   Ken Ragan 112   -73  
18   Terry Labonte 109   -76  
19   Rodney Combs 106   -79  
20   Greg Sacks 103   -82