#18 Daytona 500
Daytona 500 – Daytona Beach, FL – 2/15/1987
Since the 1985 Daytona 500 when Bill Elliott and his Coors – Melling Ford Thunderbird team came to Daytona Beach in February, it wasn’t a question of if Elliott would be on the pole, the question was how fast would he run to beat the standing track record. It was no different in the 1987 Daytona 500. Elliott qualified on the pole shattering his own track record set in the 1985 Daytona 500 of 205.114 mph with a new track record of 210.364 mph. Davey Allison qualified 2nd for the Daytona 500 with a speed of 209.084 mph. It’s was Elliott’s 3rd pole in a row in the Daytona 500.