1987 Michigan 500 in CART at the Michigan circuit. Full information

1987 Michigan 500

1987 Michigan 500 is 119th CART race. Passed at the Michigan circuit. Michael Andretti won the pole position and this race. Al Unser and Bobby Rahal also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 250 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1987 Toronto Champ Cars
Next race: 1987 Pocono 500
Race Start: 2nd August 1987

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1987 Michigan 500

5th victory for the Kraco Racing team
5th victory for the Michael Andretti
17th podium for the Michael Andretti
25th podium for the Al Unser
34th podium for the Bobby Rahal

March 87C - 1987 Michigan 500 winner

March 87C #18 - 1987 Michigan 500 winner

1987 Michigan 500 results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Michael Andretti March 87C, #18 22 2h 54m 56.071s 0 Kraco Racing
2 Al Unser March 86C, #6 16 2h 55m 5.181s 0 Penske Racing
3 Bobby Rahal Lola T87/00, #1 14 250 laps 0 Truesports
4 Danny Sullivan March 86C, #3 12 248 laps 0 Penske Racing
5 Arie Luyendyk March 87C, #71 10 247 laps 0 Hemelgarn Racing
6 Fabrizio Barbazza March 87C, #12 8 246 laps 0 Arciero Racing
7 Emerson Fittipaldi March 87C, #20 6 245 laps 0 Patrick Racing
8 Geoff Brabham March 87C, #15 5 243 laps 0 Galles Racing
9 Dick Simon Lola T87/00, #22 4 243 laps 0 Dick Simon Racing
10 Davy Jones March 86C, #41 3 240 laps 0 Gilmore Racing Team
11 Tony Bettenhausen jr March 86C, #16 2 240 laps 0 Bettenhausen Motorsports
12 Josele Garza March 87C, #55 1 238 laps Out of fuel 0 Machinists Union Racing
13 Gary Bettenhausen March 86C, #56 0 224 laps 0 Gohr Racing
14 Roberto Guerrero March 87C, #4 0 211 laps Cv joint 0 Vince Granatelli Racing
15 Randy Lewis March 87C, #24 0 210 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
16 Ed Pimm March 87C, #98 0 178 laps Accident 0 Mike Curb Racing
17 Danny Ongais March 87C, #25 0 178 laps Accident 0 Interscope Racing
18 Al Unser, Jr. March 87C, #30 0 164 laps Engine 0 Shierson Racing
19 Mario Andretti Lola T87/00, #5 0 156 laps Engine 0 Newman-Haas Racing
20 Pancho Carter March 87C, #29 0 132 laps Engine 0 Machinists Union Racing
21 Rick Mears March 86C, #8 0 109 laps Engine 0 Penske Racing
22 Scott Brayton March 87C, #91 0 105 laps Engine 0 Hemelgarn Racing
23 Jeff MacPherson March 87C, #11 0 92 laps Cv joint 0 Galles Racing
24 Derek Daly Lola T87/00, #10 0 91 laps Engine 0 Raynor Motorsports
25 Ludwig Heimrath jr Lola T87/00, #23 0 75 laps Gearbox 0 Dick Simon Racing
26 AJ Foyt jr Lola T87/00, #14 0 67 laps Chassis 0 Gilmore Racing Team
27 Kevin Cogan March 87C, #7 0 39 laps Vibration 0 Patrick Racing
28 Johnny Rutherford March 87C, #21 0 36 laps Engine 0 Alex Foods Racing
29 Dick Ferguson, Tom Sneva March 85C, #27 0 19 laps Gearbox 0 Dick Ferguson

Qualifying Results for the 1987 Michigan 500 on the Michigan circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Michael Andretti March 87C, #18 33.406s Kraco Racing
2 AJ Foyt jr Lola T87/00, #14 33.465s Gilmore Racing Team
3 Mario Andretti Lola T87/00, #5 33.533s Newman-Haas Racing
4 Rick Mears March 86C, #8 33.664s Penske Racing
5 Dick Simon Lola T87/00, #22 33.753s Dick Simon Racing
6 Al Unser March 86C, #6 34.071s Penske Racing
7 Bobby Rahal Lola T87/00, #1 34.147s Truesports
8 Danny Sullivan March 86C, #3 34.19s Penske Racing
9 Pancho Carter March 87C, #29 34.226s Machinists Union Racing
10 Johnny Rutherford March 87C, #21 34.249s Alex Foods Racing
11 Roberto Guerrero March 87C, #4 34.313s Vince Granatelli Racing
12 Arie Luyendyk March 87C, #71 34.439s Hemelgarn Racing
13 Al Unser, Jr. March 87C, #30 34.606s Shierson Racing
14 Kevin Cogan March 87C, #7 34.695s Patrick Racing
15 Fabrizio Barbazza March 87C, #12 34.754s Arciero Racing
16 Geoff Brabham March 87C, #15 34.798s Galles Racing
17 Ludwig Heimrath jr Lola T87/00, #23 34.825s Dick Simon Racing
18 Ed Pimm March 87C, #98 34.832s Mike Curb Racing
19 Randy Lewis March 87C, #24 34.861s Leader Card Racers
20 Scott Brayton March 87C, #91 34.89s Hemelgarn Racing
21 Danny Ongais March 87C, #25 34.963s Interscope Racing
22 Derek Daly Lola T87/00, #10 35.164s Raynor Motorsports
23 Davy Jones March 86C, #41 35.359s Gilmore Racing Team
24 Emerson Fittipaldi March 87C, #20 35.371s Patrick Racing
25 Josele Garza March 87C, #55 35.422s Machinists Union Racing
26 Jeff MacPherson March 87C, #11 34.248s Galles Racing
27 Tom Sneva March 87C, #33 34.99s Mike Curb Racing
28 Dick Ferguson March 85C, #27 35.386s Dick Ferguson
29 Gary Bettenhausen, Tony Bettenhausen jr March 86C, #56 35.467s Gohr Racing

List of all cars for the 1987 Michigan 500 on the Michigan circuit

March 85C

Cosworth

March 86C

Chevrolet

March 87C

Cosworth

March 87C

Honda

March 86C

Chevrolet stockblock

March 86C

Cosworth

Lola T87/00

Chevrolet

Lola T87/00

Cosworth

March 87C

Chevrolet