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1987 Holly Farms 400

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Official name  Holly Farms 400
1987 Holly Farms 400
Date  October 4, 1987 (1987-October-04)
Location  North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Course  Permanent racing facility 0.625 mi (1.005 km)
Distance  400 laps, 250 mi (402 km)
Weather  Chilly with temperatures approaching 68 °F (20 °C); wind speeds up to 8.9 miles per hour (14.3 km/h)

The 1987 Holly Farms 400 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing event that was held on October 4, 1987, at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.



Exactly 6% of this race was run under caution; with the stretch of green flag laps lasting an average of 94 laps.

In this 400-lap event, Bill Elliott and Dave Marcis dominated the first 100 laps while Terry Labonte managed to dominate most of the race. Two Canadian drivers were in this 32-car grid - Trevor Boys and Larry Pollard. Slick Johnson would end up finishing in last-place due to a problem with his stock car engine on lap 11. Terry Labonte would end up beating Dale Earnhardt under a caution flag after two hours and thirty-six minutes of racing. Chevrolet and Ford vehicles would play a huge role in determining the starting lineup.

Davey Allison would become the lowest-finishing driver to complete the event. Hut Stricklin would be involved in a crash on lap 207 that knocked him out of the race. Bill Hollar and J.D. McDuffie would be two of the drivers who failed to make the starting grid. Individual race earnings for each driver ranged from the winner's share of $45,575 ($96,075.94 when adjusted for inflation) to the last-place finisher's share of $1,125 ($2,371.59 when adjusted for inflation). The total prize purse for this event was $247,620 ($522,003.85 when adjusted for inflation).


  • Start of race: Bill Elliot has the pole position
  • Lap 11: Slick Johnson develops an engine problem
  • Lap 24: The differential on Harry Gant's vehicle becomes problematic
  • Lap 39: First caution of the event, ended on lap 44
  • Lap 40: Dave Marcis took over the lead from Bill Elliott
  • Lap 46: Dale Earnhardt took over the lead from Dave Marcis
  • Lap 179: Geoffrey Bodine took over the lead from Dale Earnhardt
  • Lap 190: Dale Earnhardt took over the lead from Geoffrey Bodine
  • Lap 192: Second caution of the event, ended on lap 197
  • Lap 194: Terry Labonte took over the lead from Dale Earnhardt
  • Lap 198: Dave Marcis' engine gave up
  • Lap 202: Steve Christman's engine stopped working, forcing him to leave the race
  • Lap 207: Hut Stricklin had a terminal crash, ending his day on the track
  • Lap 208: Third caution of the event, ended on lap 218
  • Lap 265: Buddy Arrington's engine became faulty
  • Lap 400: Four caution of the event, which ended the race on a yellow flag
  • Finish: Terry Labonte wins the race
  • References

    1987 Holly Farms 400 Wikipedia