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Encyclopedia > Bobby Allison
Bobby Allison
Born: December 3, 1937
Birthplace: Hueytown, Alabama
Best Cup Position: 1st - 1983 (Winston Cup)
Awards: 1983 Winston Cup Champion

1986 Rookie of the Year December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hueytown is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama. ... State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Official languages English Area 84,360 mi²/135,765 km² (30th)  - Land 81,664 mi²/131,426 km²  - Water 2,696 mi²/4,338 km² (3. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NASCAR Nextel Cup trophy The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season. ...


Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998) NASCARs 50 Greatest Drivers is a list of NASCAR drivers. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

First Race: 1961 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last Race: 1988 Miller High Life 500 (Pocono)
First Win: 1966 untitled race (Oxford Plains Speedway)
Last Win: 1988 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins: 84/85?
Top Tens: 446

Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers. Born in Miami, Florida, he entered his first race as a senior in high school, but was ordered to quit by his father after a few accidents. 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pocono 500 is the first of two stock car races held at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, on the NASCAR Nextel Cup schedule, the other being the Pennsylvania 500. ... Pocono Raceway is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania; it is the site of two annual NASCAR Nextel Cup races held just a few weeks apart in June and July. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Miami skyline, as it is seen from the northeast on Biscayne Bay. ...


After high school in 1959, Allison took his brother Donnie and friends along on a quest for more lucrative racing than was available in south Florida. His searching led him to the Montgomery Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama, and he was told of a race that very night in Midfield, Alabama near Birmingham. Allison entered and won that race, along with two others races that week. He had found his lucrative racing. Bobby and Donnie set up shop in Hueytown, Alabama with another friend (Red Farmer), and they began answering to the name Alabama Gang. Montgomery, Alabama - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Midfield is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South Location in Alabama Founded  -Incorporated 1871 1871  County Jefferson County Mayor Bernard Kincaid Area  - Total  - Water 393. ... Hueytown is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama. ... Charles Red Farmer (October 15, 1931 or [[October 15}}, 1932- was a racecar driver. ... The Alabama Gang was the nickname for a group of NASCAR drivers who set up shop and operated out of Hueytown, Alabama, near Birmingham, Alabama. ...


Bobby Allison also worked as a mechanic and an engine tester, but eventually came into his own as a driver and won the national championship in the modified special division in 1962. He moved to the Grand National circuit in 1965 and got his first victory at Oxford Plains Speedway on July 12, 1966. 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ...


During the course of his career, Bobby Allison accumulated 84 victories, which ties him for third all-time with Darrell Waltrip, including three victories at the Daytona 500 in 1978, 1982 and 1988, where he finished one-two with his son, Davey Allison. He was also the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion in 1983. Darrell Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a NASCAR driver, active from 1972 to 2000, who won three Winston Cup (now Nextel Cup) titles (1981, 1982, 1985) as well as the 1989 Daytona 500 stock car race. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Davey Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver who drove the #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 19, 1988, Bobby Allison nearly died in a crash at Pocono Raceway, but was left with injuries that forced his retirement from NASCAR. He was elected to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1993, tragically, the same year as his son Davey died in a helicopter accident at Talladega Superspeedway. June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pocono Raceway is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania; it is the site of two annual NASCAR Nextel Cup races held just a few weeks apart in June and July. ... The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame dedicated to enshrining those who have contributed the most to auto racing either as a driver, owner, developer or engineer. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Davey Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver who drove the #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. ... Talladega Superspeedway is now the official name of a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama, that was formerly Alabama International Motor Speedway. ...

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Win Controversy

Officially, according to NASCAR.com, Bobby Allison has won 84 races, placing him in third place on the all-time wins list, tied with Darrell Waltrip. Unofficially, Bobby Allison has won 85 races, and should be possibly be credited with 86 wins. The controvery lies in two races: the 1971 Myers Brothers 250 held at Bowman Gray Stadium (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), and the 1973 National 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Charlotte, North Carolina.) Darrell Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a NASCAR driver, active from 1972 to 2000, who won three Winston Cup (now Nextel Cup) titles (1981, 1982, 1985) as well as the 1989 Daytona 500 stock car race. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ...


1971 Myers Brothers 250

The 1971 Myers Brothers 250 was held August 6, 1971 at Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The first car to cross the finish line after 250 laps was driven by Bobby Allison. No one is disputing these facts. What is disputed, is how, and was he a legitimate Grand National driver, and as such, entitled to the Winner title. In 1971, the number of cars racing were low, and NASCAR decided to allow entries from what was known at that time as the Grand American Series. For that race, and the race following at West Virginia International Speedway, Allison raced in one of those "field fillers", a 1970 Ford Mustang. (the #49, sponsored by Rollins Leasing, owned by Melvin Joseph) As he was not racing in a Grand National car, he never received credit. It has been rumored that recently, NASCAR decided to finally credit him with the victory, but this can neither confirmed, nor reflected in the statistics kept on NASCAR's web site.


1973 National 500

The 1973 National 500 was held October 7, 1973 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The first three cars to cross the finish line after the scheduled 334 laps (501 miles) were driven by Cale Yarborough, Richard Petty, and Bobby Allison, in that order. Again, these facts are not disputed. What is disputed, is the legality of the first two cars' engines, recounted in Jim Mclaurin’s book ”NASCAR'S Most Wanted", in the chapter “Fudgin’ With the Rules”: William Caleb Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1939) in Timmonsville SC, near the Famous Darlington Speedway, is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Richard Petty (second from left) pictured with his father Lee (to his left), son Kyle (to his right), and grandson Adam (far right), in 2000 before the deaths of Lee and Adam. ...

In the 1973 National 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Allison protested that the engines in winner Cale Yarborough's and second-place Richard Petty's cars were over-sized. NASCAR inspected all three of the top finishers, and Allison's engine fit the cubic-displacement specs. Six hours after the inspections began, NASCAR technical director Bill Gazaway told the press that the results were being sent to headquarters in Daytona for a final decision.
Monday afternoon NASCAR released a statement saying that, because the inspection facilities at Charlotte were inadequate, the pre-race inspection numbers would be used-when all three cars were legal and that the results would stand.
Allison threatened both to quit and to sue. It was not until after a private meeting with NASCAR President Bill France, Jr., a week later that Allison was assuaged. Speculation was that Allison had been bought off. Allison wouldn't confirm or deny it, saying only that he had “received satisfactory restitution”.

The results were never changed, but many to this day still believe that Allison was robbed of yet another win to add to his already long list.


See also: List of NASCAR drivers // Nextel Cup Drivers Wayne Anderson Stanton Barrett Greg Biffle Dave Blaney Mike Bliss Jeff Burton Kurt Busch Kyle Busch Derrike Cope Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ...


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Bobby Allison Profile (745 words)
Bobby Allison the brother of Donnie and father of Davey and Clifford Allison had a long and great racing career spanning close to three decades.
Bobby's first win of 1983 was the Richmond 400 followed by his next win at the Mason-Dixon 500.
Bobby had three second place finishes at the Daytona 500 as well, they were in 1970, 1972 and 1981.
Bobby Allison (801 words)
Bobby Allison finished his illustrious driving career in 1987 as one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR history, and is now a car-owner on the same Winston Cup circuit that he helped make so popular.
Allison was born on December 3, 1937, in Miami, Florida, the fourth of ten children.
Allison finished the race in seventh, and NASCAR fans nationwide were certain they would see Waltrip sneak up on Allison and snatch the title once again.
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