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1987 Miller High Life 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 29
Sunday, March 8, 1987 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:34
Average Speed: 81.52 mph
Pole Speed: 95.153 mph
Cautions: 6 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.46 sec
Attendance: 30,000
Lead changes: 12

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)Chevrolet40049,150running235185
6 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford40015,370running65155
25 233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2653,615transmission5093
20 617   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3511,885rear end23108
91322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3998,470running16143
4119   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford40014,285running9165
5 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40013,590running1160
21 544   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3514,060running1105
2 45   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40024,010running0170
31227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac40018,225running0165
71821   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3996,870running0146
81971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3996,360running0142
10 735   Benny Parsons Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39811,700running0134
11278   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3967,845running0130
121430   Michael Waltrip Domino's Pizza   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet3965,945running0127
131690   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3955,035crash0124
142352   Jimmy Means Turtle Wax / Car & Driver   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3944,845running0121
152255   Phil Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3912,145running0118
163170   J.D. McDuffie AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac3891,700running0115
172681   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Corey Fillip)Ford3871,625running0112
182567   Eddie Bierschwale Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3814,410running0109
192912   Slick Johnson Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3794,260running0106
222475   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3213,805crash097
231543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3173,480running094
242864   Jerry Cranmer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3123,435crash091
262128   Davey Allison Ranier-Lundy   (Harry Ranier)Ford2061,685crash0 
271718   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet1613,310crash082
28 815   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1438,215crash079
292062   Steve Christman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac1161,080rear end076
30326   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1052,545oil leak073
311026   Morgan Shepherd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick792,545crash070
323074   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet621,045overheating067

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Clark JamesPontiac
Eddie DruryChevrolet
Bill Hollar02
Ron Shephard34AAG RacingKen AllenChevrolet
Tony Spanos48Hylton RacingJames HyltonChevrolet
Lake Speed83Wynn'sLake SpeedOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1114114  
1151228  
1231275  
1281314  
13214413  
1451539  
15420855  
2092135  
214325112  
3263327  
33335624  
3573582  
35940042  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.8%             Average green flag run: 52.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alan Kulwicki16565
  Harry Gant6611550
  Bill Elliott1161161
  Bobby Allison11713216
  Dale Earnhardt1331342
  Darrell Waltrip14616823
  Dale Earnhardt16920941
  Sterling Marlin2102101
  Dale Earnhardt21122313
  Bill Elliott2242318
  Dale Earnhardt23232695
  Terry Labonte3273271
  Dale Earnhardt32840073

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 530    
2   Bill Elliott 510   -20  
3   Bobby Allison 417   -113  
4   Ken Schrader 414   -116  
5   Terry Labonte 411   -119  
6   Darrell Waltrip 401   -129  
7   Neil Bonnett 399   -131  
8   Ricky Rudd 392   -138  
9   Richard Petty 382   -148  
10   Phil Parsons 378   -152  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 375   -155  
12   Benny Parsons 375   -155  
13   Geoffrey Bodine 368   -162  
14   Alan Kulwicki 361   -169  
15   Rusty Wallace 355   -175  
16   Morgan Shepherd 345   -185  
17   Michael Waltrip 336   -194  
18   Kyle Petty 319   -211  
19   Jimmy Means 309   -221  
20   J.D. McDuffie 306   -224