User:GeoffEighinger/1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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The 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 8 and ended November 22. Dale Earnhardt of RCR Enterprises won the championship for the third time. This was Dale Earnhardt's last season with Wrangler Jeans sponsoring his blue and yellow car; beginning next year, he would drive a black and silver Chevy sponsored by GM Goodwrench.

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Rookie Of The Year[edit]

Those who officially threw their hat in the ring for Rookie Of The Year in 1987 were: Davey Allison, Steve Christman (#62 AC Delco, Tom Winkle), Rodney Combs (#10 DiGard) and Derrike Cope (#19 Stoke Racing).


Below is a chart representing teams who started 10 or more races in 1987.

No. Driver Owner Primary Sponsor Make
1 R. Bouchard/B. Bodine Hoss Ellington Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce Chevrolet/Buick
3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Wrangler Jeans Chevrolet
4 Rick Wilson Larry McClure Kodak Film Oldsmobile
5 Geoff Bodine Rick Hendrick Levi Garrett Chevrolet
6 Various D.K. Ulrich Various Chevrolet/Oldsmobile
7 Alan Kulwicki Alan Kulwicki Zerex Ford
8 Bobby Hillin, Jr. Stavola Brothers Miller American Buick
9 Bill Elliott Harry Melling Coors Ford
11 Terry Labonte Junior Johnson Budweiser Chevrolet
12 Various Roger Hamby Various Chevrolet/Oldsmobile
15 Ricky Rudd Bud Moore Motorcraft Ford
17 Darrell Waltrip Rick Hendrick Tide Chevrolet
18 T. Ellis/D. Jarrett Eric Freedlander Freedlander Financial Chevrolet
19 D. Cope/R. Garcia Fred Stoke Stoke Racing Chevrolet/Ford
21 Kyle Petty Wood Brothers Citgo/7-Eleven Ford
22 Bobby Allison Stavola Brothers Miller American Buick
26 Morgan Shepherd Kenny Bernstein Quaker State Buick
27 Rusty Wallace Raymond Beadle Kodiak Pontiac
28 Davey Allison Harry Ranier Havoline Ford
29 Cale Yarborough Cale Yarborough Hardee's Oldsmobile
30 Michael Waltrip Chuck Rider Various Chevrolet
33 Harry Gant Hal Needham Skoal Bandit Chevrolet
35 Benny Parsons Rick Hendrick Folgers Chevrolet
43 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises STP Pontiac
44 Sterling Marlin Billy Hagan Piedmont Airlines Oldsmobile
50 Greg Sacks Dingman Brothers Valvoline Pontiac
52 Jimmy Means Jimmy Means Various Pontiac
55 Phil Parsons Jackson Brothers Copenhagen Oldsmobile
62 Steve Christman Winkle Motorsports AC Delco Pontiac
64 Various Elmo Langley Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford
67 Various Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting Ford
70 J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture Pontiac
71 Dave Marcis Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Chevrolet
75 Neil Bonnett RahMoc Enterprises Valvoline Pontiac
81 Various Corey Fillip Various Ford
83 Lake Speed Lake Speed Wynn's Oldsmobile
88 Buddy Baker Baker/Danny Schiff Crisco Oldsmobile
90 Ken Schrader Junie Donlavey Red Baron Frozen Pizza Ford


No Date Race Track Winner Reports
A 02-08-1987 Busch Clash Daytona Bill Elliott Report
B1 02-12-1987 Gatorade Twin 125 #1 Daytona Ken Schrader Report
B2 02-12-1987 Gatorade Twin 125 #2 Daytona Benny Parsons Report
1 02-15-1987 Daytona 500 Daytona Bill Elliott Report | Entry List
2 03-01-1987 Goodwrench 500 Rockingham Dale Earnhardt Report | Entry List