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Stock Car Racing 1987

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1987's Series and Champions
Event Photography
Race Schedule
NASCAR Winston Cup Points Standings
NASCAR Busch Grand National Points Standings
Article Index


1987's Series and Champions

SanctionSeriesDrivers' ChampionPoints Standings
NASCARWinston CupDale EarnhardtNWC Points Standings
NASCARBusch Grand NationalLarry PearsonNBGN Points Standings


Event Photography

Champion Spark Plug 400
NASCAR Winston Cup race
August 16, 1987 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan


Race Schedule

DateSeriesRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 14Busch Grand NationalGoody's 300Daytona International SpeedwayTommy HoustonGeoff BodineChevrolet
February 15Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord
March 1Winston CupGoodwrench 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayDavey AllisonDale EarnhardtChevrolet
March 8Winston CupMiller High Life 400Richmond International RacewayAlan KulwickiDale EarnhardtChevrolet
March 15Busch Grand NationalMountain Dew 400Hickory Motor SpeedwayBrett BodineJack IngramPontiac
March 15Winston CupMotorcraft 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayDale EarnhardtRicky RuddFord
March 22Busch Grand NationalMiller 500 ClassicMartinsville SpeedwayBrett BodineBrad TeagueChevrolet
March 28Busch Grand NationalCountry Squire Homes 200Darlington RacewayGeoff BodineDale EarnhardtChevrolet
March 29Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayKen SchraderDale EarnhardtChevrolet
April 5Winston CupFirst Union 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBill ElliottDale EarnhardtChevrolet
April 11Busch Grand NationalBudweiser 200Bristol International SpeedwayDale EarnhardtMorgan ShepherdBuick
April 12Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayHarry GantDale EarnhardtChevrolet
April 26Winston CupSovran Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayMorgan ShepherdDale EarnhardtChevrolet
May 2Busch Grand NationalHampton Chevrolet 200Langley SpeedwayBrett BodineMike AlexanderBuick
May 3Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBill ElliottDavey AllisonFord
May 16Busch Grand NationalBusch 200South Boston SpeedwayMark MartinTommy EllisPontiac
May 23Busch Grand NationalWinn-Dixie 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBrett BodineHarry GantBuick
May 24Winston CupCoca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBill ElliottKyle PettyFord
May 30Busch Grand NationalBudweiser 200Dover Downs International SpeedwayRick MastMark MartinFord
May 31Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover International SpeedwayBill ElliottDavey AllisonFord
June 6Busch Grand NationalKroger NASCAR 200Indianapolis Raceway ParkMike AlexanderLarry PearsonPontiac
June 14Winston CupMiller High Life 500Pocono RacewayTerry LabonteTim RichmondChevrolet
June 21Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayTerry LabonteTim RichmondChevrolet
June 27Busch Grand NationalGregory Poole Equipment 150Orange County SpeedwayMark MartinMark MartinFord
June 28Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International SpeedwayRusty WallaceDale EarnhardtChevrolet
July 4Winston CupPepsi FireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayDavey AllisonBobby AllisonBuick
July 5Busch Grand NationalBudweiser 200Gresham Motorsports ParkMark MartinLarry PearsonChevrolet
July 12Busch Grand NationalOxford 250Oxford Plains SpeedwayBilly ClarkJamie AubeOldsmobile
July 18Busch Grand NationalCoors 200South Boston SpeedwayRobert IngramLarry PearsonChevrolet
July 19Winston CupSummer 500Pocono RacewayTim RichmondDale EarnhardtChevrolet
July 25Busch Grand NationalBobby Isaac Memorial 200Hickory Motor SpeedwayTommy HoustonDale JarrettChevrolet
July 26Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord
August 2Busch Grand NationalAmoco 300Road AtlantaRusty WallaceMorgan ShepherdBuick
August 9Busch Grand NationalBusch Country 200Langley SpeedwayLarry PearsonLarry PollardChevrolet
August 10Winston CupThe Bud at the GlenWatkins Glen InternationalTerry LabonteRusty WallacePontiac
August 15Busch Grand NationalCarpenter Chevrolet 150Orange County SpeedwayMark MartinLarry PearsonChevrolet
August 16Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayDavey AllisonBill ElliottFord
August 21Busch Grand NationalTri-City Pontiac 200Bristol International SpeedwayMark MartinLarry PearsonChevrolet
August 22Winston CupBusch 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayTerry LabonteDale EarnhardtChevrolet
August 30Busch Grand NationalWorld Crown 500 ClassicGresham Motorsports ParkMark MartinLarry PearsonChevrolet
September 5Busch Grand NationalGatorade 200Darlington RacewayLarry PearsonHarry GantBuick
September 6Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayDavey AllisonDale EarnhardtChevrolet
September 12Busch Grand NationalFreedlander 200Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayLarry PearsonMark MartinFord
September 13Winston CupWrangler Indigo 400Richmond International RacewayAlan KulwickiDale EarnhardtChevrolet
September 19Busch Grand NationalGrand National 200Dover Downs International SpeedwayHarry GantRick MastBuick
September 20Winston CupDelaware 500Dover International SpeedwayAlan KulwickiRicky RuddFord
September 26Busch Grand NationalNationwise 150Martinsville SpeedwayBrett BodineRick MastPontiac
September 27Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville SpeedwayGeoff BodineDarrell WaltripChevrolet
October 4Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBill ElliottTerry LabonteChevrolet
October 10Busch Grand NationalAll Pro Auto Parts 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayHarry GantHarry GantBuick
October 11Winston CupOakwood 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBobby AllisonBill ElliottFord
October 24Busch Grand NationalAC Delco 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayJimmy HensleyMorgan ShepherdBuick
October 25Winston CupAC Delco 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayDavey AllisonBill ElliottFord
November 1Busch Grand NationalWinston ClassicMartinsville SpeedwayJimmy HensleyJimmy HensleyBuick
November 8Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayGeoff BodineRusty WallacePontiac
November 22Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord


NASCAR Winston Cup Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Dale Earnhardt4696Leader291112124$1,041,120
2Bill Elliott4207-48929861620$978,500
3Terry Labonte4007-68929411322$558,215
4Darrell Waltrip3911-7852901616$293,770
5Rusty Wallace3818-8782912916$528,760
6Ricky Rudd3742-95429021013$532,275
7Kyle Petty3737-9592901614$431,010
8Richard Petty3708-9882900914$363,850
9Bobby Allison3525-11712911413$458,825
10Ken Schrader3405-12912910110$294,540
11Sterling Marlin3381-1315290048$261,665
12Neil Bonnett3352-13442600515$271,495
13Geoff Bodine3328-13682920310$363,640
14Phil Parsons3327-1369290017$137,665
15Alan Kulwicki3238-1458293039$284,375
16Benny Parsons3215-1481290069$514,400
17Morgan Shepherd3099-15972910711$276,430
18Dave Marcis3080-1616290027$229,340
19Bobby Hillin, Jr.3027-1669290014$311,295
20Michael Waltrip2840-1856290001$179,010
21Davey Allison*2739-19572252910$337,160
22Harry Gant2725-1971291004$176,145
23Jimmy Means2483-2213280001$152,055
24Buddy Baker2373-23232000310$204,320
25Buddy Arrington2003-2693200000$107,300
26Dale Jarrett1840-2856240002$132,655
27Steve Christman1727-2969200000$46,115
28Rick Wilson1723-2973190001$64,185
29Cale Yarborough1450-3246160024$88,525
30J.D. McDuffie1361-3335170000$40,805
31Lake Speed1345-3351130015$90,810
32Brett Bodine1271-3425140000$40,145
33Eddie Bierschwale1162-3534140000$58,790
34Greg Sacks1100-3596160000$44,815
35Rodney Combs1098-3598140000$79,990
36Tim Richmond1063-363381234$111,850
37Derrike Cope797-3899110000$30,750
38Mark Stahl687-400990000$30,250
39Bobby Wawak638-405880000$17,755
40D.K. Ulrich625-407170000$30,915
41Connie Saylor617-4079100000$59,455
42Slick Johnson550-414680000$37,630
43Ken Ragan549-414760000$30,575
44Jerry Cranmer482-421450000$20,660
45Mike Potter456-424060000$10,790
46Ron Bouchard440-425650001$24,105
47H.B. Bailey428-426850000$12,885
48AJ Foyt409-428760000$21,075
49Larry Pearson401-429540001$18,555
50Charlie Rudolph382-431440000$9,995
51Chet Fillip377-431960000$30,065
52Ernie Irvan329-436750001$23,050
53Brad Teague324-437250000$15,045
54Jim Sauter320-437630001$14,855
55Ronnie Thomas319-437740000$5,220
56Trevor Boys303-4393100000$58,240
57David Simko295-440140000$7,330
58Tommy Ellis286-441040000$16,535
59Hut Stricklin270-442630000$6,085
60Chad Little236-446020000$8,810
61David Sosebee225-447130000$25,030
62Randy Baker215-448120000$8,060
63Jocko Maggiacomo201-449530000$4,885
64Ed Pimm185-451130000$6,810
65Jim Robinson182-451420000$5,685
66Harry Goularte170-452620000$4,770
67Hershel McGriff164-453220000$7,530
68Charlie Baker164-453220000$3,615
69Jimmy Horton164-453220000$4,405
70George Follmer163-453320000$2,880
71Ruben Garcia152-454420000$4,180
72Ron Shephard146-455020000$3,745
73Rick McCray143-455320000$6,300
74Dave Pletcher137-455920000$4,915
75Bobby Gerhart125-457120000$3,665
76Bill Schmitt119-457720000$2,500
77Jesse Samples, Jr.116-458020000$2,410
78Jim Fitzgerald112-458410000$1,675
79Jonathan Edwards110-458620000$3,055
80James Hylton101-459520000$2,550
81Bobby Baker94-460210000$3,500
82Rick Knoop91-460530000$17,375
83Rick Jeffrey91-460510000$1,800
84Roy Smith89-460720000$2,325
85Tom Rotsell85-461110000$2,110
86D. Wayne Strout85-461110000$1,700
87Gary Fedewa82-461410000$1,650
88Doug French79-461710000$895
89Tom Sneva76-462010000$11,135
90John Krebs76-462010000$1,125
91Curtis Markham73-462340000$12,620
92Jim Bown70-462620000$8,850
93Jerry Bowman70-462610000$1,450
94Ken Bouchard67-462910000$2,075
95Patty Moise64-463210000$1,690
96Jeff Swindell61-463510000$5,230
97Mark Gibson61-463510000$1,300
98Kirk Bryant61-463510000$1,415
99Phil Barkdoll58-463810000$3,150
100Donny Paul58-463810000$1,915
101Butch Miller46-465020000$3,145
102Mark Martin46-465010000$3,550
103Phil Good46-465010000$1,435
104Patrick Latimer43-465310000$1,250
105Chuck Schroedel43-465310000$1,375
106Jerry Holden37-465920000$4,100
107Joe Ruttman0-469640002$28,405
108Larry Pollard0-469640000$19,130
109Tony Spanos0-469610000$1,555
110Ronnie Sanders0-469610000$13,930
111Larry Caudill0-469610000$4,725
112Ron Esau0-469610000$4,165
113Irv Hoerr0-469610000$1,705
114Delma Cowart0-469610000$3,130
115Rick Hendrick0-469610000$1,150
116Allan Grice0-469610000$1,700
117Tommy Kendall0-469610000$950
118Glen Steurer0-469610000$925


NASCAR Busch Grand National Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Larry Pearson3959Leader27061620$185,424
2Jimmy Hensley3565-3942701814$65,495
3Brett Bodine3560-3992700817$116,589
4Jack Ingram3546-4132701614$105,630
5Dale Jarrett3384-5752701511$84,325
6Mike Alexander3367-5922701812$49,598
7Brad Teague3331-6282701110$94,210
8Mark Martin3265-6942703513$65,205
9L.D. Ottinger3261-6982700610$95,420
10Robert Ingram3231-728270047$42,430
11Rick Mast3226-733270249$69,704
12Tommy Houston3205-7542710712$84,145
13Larry Pollard3016-943260149$44,065
14Elton Sawyer2955-1004270056$45,255
15Rob Moroso2949-1010250028$45,618
16Ed Berrier2928-1031250047$47,797
17Ronnie Silver2719-1240260004$68,487
18Joe Thurman2497-1462240003$31,755
19Mike Porter2425-1534220003$28,588
20Bosco Lowe2372-1587230013$29,553
21Max Prestwood2070-1889180046$17,587
22John Linville1871-2088200001$22,393
23Tommy Sigmon1829-2130180002$16,690
24Morgan Shepherd1689-2270140368$61,860
25Joe Harrison1589-2370170000$15,970
26Harry Gant1509-2450130345$85,723
27Glenn Jarrett1497-2462140002$18,417
28Kenny Burks1470-2489140011$23,608
29Darrell Waltrip1439-2520110067$77,684
30Tommy Ellis1362-2597150112$14,240
31Rusty Wallace1208-2751120034$26,068
32Dale Earnhardt1107-2852100144$45,415
33Patty Moise1106-2853110001$12,068
34Donnie Allison957-3002100002$15,788
35Bob Shreeves930-3029100000$4,280
36Jimmy Lawson709-325070000$5,705
37Geoff Bodine685-327480144$50,654
38Ken Bouchard650-330970003$13,198
39Bill Elliott614-334550012$24,422
40Billy Standridge507-345260000$7,378
41Rodney Combs404-355540001$6,628
42Tommy Riggins386-357360001$7,603
43Bobby Allison356-360350012$16,004
44Hut Stricklin324-363530000$1,150
45Neil Bonnett303-365630011$6,965
46Pete Silva268-369120002$1,580
47Don Kreitz, Jr.248-371150003$5,325
48Jimmy Horton204-375530000$3,898
49Dave Mader III201-375830000$2,138
50Steve Grissom197-376220000$975
51Brett Hearn177-378230000$2,835
52Robby Faggart170-378920000$1,165
53Merv Treichler165-379430000$3,583
54Reggie Ruggiero134-382520001$1,510
55Haskell Willingham124-383510000$3,500
56Steve Barrett121-383810000$850
57Eddie Falk118-384110000$300
58Billy Hicks115-384410000$910
59Daryl Lacks109-385010000$870
60Mike Bonicelli106-385310000$340
61Tim Nooner103-385610000$220
62Jack Horowitz94-386510000$570
63Bobby Dragon91-386870003$12,475
64Rick Hendrick91-386810000$560
65Bill Ingle85-387410000$300
66Mike Skinner82-387710000$470
67Ron Bouchard80-387920000$2,878
68Stewart Ramseur79-388010000$525
69Mike Goldberg76-388310000$2,300
70Terry Cannon76-388310000$560
71Tom Usry58-390110000$2,718
72Jimmy Spencer55-390420000$2,373
73Joe Cudmore52-390710000$3,935
74Randy Couch40-391910000$1,483
75Paul Radford0-395920000$1,400
76Gregg Lessard0-395910000$725
77Chuck Bown0-395930000$2,435
78Joey Kourafas0-395940011$12,740
79Kelly Moore0-395930001$4,120
80Mike Weeden0-395930000$2,975
81Randy Pilgrim0-395910000$295
82Robbie Crouch0-395910000$1,310
83Ken Schrader0-395910011$1,825
84Larry Caron0-395910000$450
85Randy LaJoie0-395910001$1,000
86Dana Patten0-395920000$870
87Bobby Babb0-395910000$1,300
88Mike Johnson0-395910000$1,315
89Darren Bernier0-395910000$1,320
90Stub Fadden0-395910000$1,575
91Leo Cleary0-395910000$1,330
92Bobby Gahan0-395910000$1,335
93Randy McDonald0-395910000$1,365
94Bruce Haley0-395910000$1,635
95Ricky Craven0-395910000$1,425
96Yzon Bedart0-395910000$1,100
97Jeff Stevens0-395910000$1,100
98Buzzie Bezanson0-395910000$8,050
99Leland Kangas0-395910001$2,425
100Dale Shaw0-395910001$2,300
101Billy Clark0-395910001$13,150
102Dick McCabe0-395910011$6,750
103Dave Dion0-395910011$18,050
104Jamie Aube0-395910111$31,100
105Dave Davis0-395930000$2,555


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
May 11, 2004NASCAR Media Conference: Most Memorable MomentsRichard Childress
Rick Crawford
Jonathan Gibson
Jeff Hammond
Larry McReynolds
Rusty Wallace
Humpy Wheeler
Robert Yates




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