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Encyclopedia > Davey Allison
David Carl "Davey" Allison
Born: February 25, 1961
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida
Died: July 13, 1993
Cause of Death: Helicopter crash in the Talladega Superspeedway infield
Awards: 1987 Rookie of the Year

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1993 IROC champion (posthumously) Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ...


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NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Statistics
191 races run over 9 years.
Best Cup Position: 3rd - 1991, 1992 (Winston Cup)
First Race: 1985 Talladega 500 (Talladega)
Last Race: 1993 Slick 50 300 (New Hampshire)
First Win: 1987 Winston 500 (Talladega)
Last Win: 1993 Pontiac 400 (Richmond)
Wins Top Tens Poles
19 92 14
NASCAR Busch Series Statistics
86 races run over 10 years.
First Race: 1983 Coca-Cola 200 (North Carolina Motor Speedway)
Last Race: 1993 Havoline 250 (Milwaukee Mile)
Wins Top Tens Poles
0 31 2

David Carl "Davey" Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver, best known as the driver of the Robert Yates Racing #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. Born in Hollywood, Florida, he was the eldest of four children born to NASCAR driver Bobby Allison and wife Judy. The family moved to Hueytown, Alabama and along with Bobby's brother Donnie Allison, family friend Red Farmer, and Neil Bonnett, became known in racing circles as the Alabama Gang. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... 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Early career

Growing up, Davey participated in athletics, preferring football, but was destined, like many children of racers, to become a racer himself. He began working for his father's Winston Cup team after graduating high school, and would work after-hours on his own race car, a Chevy Nova built by Davey and a group of his friends affectionately known as the "Peach Fuzz Gang". He began his career in 1979 at Birmingham International Raceway and notched his first win in just his sixth start. He became a regular winner at BIR and by 1983, was racing in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series. Davey won both ARCA events at his "home track", Talladega Superspeedway in 1983, and was named ARCA Rookie of the Year in 1984, placing second in the series title. That same year, he married his first wife, Deborah. The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... ARCA Remax Series logo For other uses of ARCA, see ARCA. Michael Simkos ARCA car at Salem Speedway, Indiana The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States founded in 1953 by John Marcum. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ...


Davey continued racing in the ARCA series in 1985 and eventually notched eight wins in the series, four at Talladega Superspeedway. He also began competing in some of NASCAR's lower divisions and in July of 1985, car owner Hoss Ellington gave him his first chance to drive a Winston Cup car in the Talladega 500. Davey qualified Ellington's Chevrolet 22nd and finished 10th in his first Winston Cup start. This impressive showing earned Davey more Winston Cup opportunities in 1986 where he would sub for injured friend and fellow Alabama Gang member Neil Bonnett in Junior Johnson's #12 Budweiser Chevy. Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... At one time, two different NASCAR races were known as the Talladega 500: For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1969 to 1987, see UAW Ford 500 For the race at Talladega Superspeedway in 2001, see Aarons 499 This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with... Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... 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. ... Neil Bonnett (July 30, 1946 - February 11, 1994) was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career. ... Robert Glen Johnson, Jr. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... Chevrolet, or Chevy, is a brand of automobile that is now part of the General Motors group. ...


Early full-time Winston Cup career (the Ranier-Lundy years) 1987-1988

Prior to the 1987 season, car owner Harry Ranier tapped Davey to replace veteran driver Cale Yarbrough in the Ranier-Lundy #28 Ford Thunderbird. Yarbrough was leaving the Ranier-Lundy team to start his own operation along with the team's sponsor, Hardee's. Ranier negotiated a sponsorship deal with Texaco's Havoline motor oil brand, a deal that was signed during the NASCAR edition of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. On qualifiying day, Davey signalled that he was in Winston Cup to stay when he qualified an unmarked, but Texaco-Havoline painted #28 Thunderbird second for the 1987 Daytona 500, becoming the first rookie ever to start on the front row for NASCAR's most prestigious event. A pit miscue which allowed a rear tire to fall off on the track ended his hopes of a good finish in the race, but success for Davey Allison would be just around the corner. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Ford Thunderbird is a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... It has been suggested that Monster Thickburger be merged into this article or section. ... Texaco is the name of an American oil company that was merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001. ... Havoline is a motor oil brand of the Texaco Oil Company. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Speedweeks is a name given to a two-week series of auto races held at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida in early February. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 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. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ...


May 3, 1987 would become an infamous day in NASCAR history. Earlier in the week, Bill Elliott had qualified his #9 Coors-Melling Ford Thunderbird at a record 212.809 mph for the Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Davey Allison would qualify third, while father Bobby would start second alongside Elliott in the Stavola Brothers #22 Miller Buick. On lap 22 of the event, Bobby Allison ran over a piece of debris, apparently from his own car, cutting his right-rear tire. The car turned sideways, lifted into the air, and crashed vertically into the frontstretch spectator fence near the start finish line. The car landed back on the track and collected a number of other competitors. Davey was ahead of his father at the time and saw the crash unfold in his mirror. Bobby Allison was not injured, but the crash slightly injured several spectators and the race was red-flagged for nearly four hours. It was this event that triggered the requirement of restrictor plates on engines at superspeedway tracks to reduce the top speeds. is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Coors may refer to: People Adolph Coors (1847-1929) started brewery Adolph Coors III grandson was kidnapped and murdered Pete Coors Things Adolph Coors Company of Golden, Colorado Coors Brewing Company Coors Field This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Melling , is the name of several places in England and one in New Zealand. ... At one time, two different NASCAR races were known as the Winston 500: For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1971 to 1993 and in 1997, see Aarons 499 For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1998 to 2000, see UAW Ford 500 This is a disambiguation page, a... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... For other uses, see Miller (disambiguation). ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, and China by General Motors Corporation. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... Artist rendering of a NASCAR restrictor plate A Restrictor plate or air restrictor is a device installed at the intake of an engine to limit its power. ... In North American motorsports, a superspeedway is a race track over one mile (1. ...


When the race resumed, Davey continued to run up front and when Elliott exited the race with engine failure, Davey's toughest competition was eliminated. With darkness falling on the Talladega Superspeedway during a late caution flag, the decision was made to end the race 10 laps short of its 188 lap distance. Running second on the restart, Davey passed leader Dale Earnhardt on the backstretch and pulled away for his first Winston Cup win. In winning the race, Davey became the first rookie since Ron Bouchard in 1981 to win a Winston Cup event. Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


Davey would better that feat just 28 days later by winning the Budweiser 500 at Dover International Speedway (then the Dover Downs International Speedway), becoming, at the time, the only rookie to win two Winston Cup events. In all, Davey started 22 of the 29 Winston Cup races in 1987, winning twice, and scoring nine top-five and 10 top-ten finishes. He also won five poles in his rookie season. Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 1988 season started with much promise. Davey again started outside the front row for the Daytona 500, the first modern day race utilizing the NASCAR mandated carburetor restrictor plate. While father Bobby was battling up front early in the race, Davey and his team struggled with a car that was repaired during the early morning hours following a crash in the final practice session. But as the race came to a conclusion, Davey found himself running second, just behind his legendary father. Bobby Allison would go on to hold off his son and win his third Daytona 500. Father and son would celebrate their one-and-two finish in victory lane. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 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. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Artist rendering of a NASCAR restrictor plate A Restrictor plate or air restrictor is a device installed at the intake of an engine to limit its power. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... 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. ...


But Davey would struggle through much of the first half of the 1988 season as he ran some of the Winston Cup short tracks for the first time. The team was also suffering from engine failures and now sole-owner Harry Ranier was looking to sell the team. Crew chief Joey Knuckles was fired and engine builder Robert Yates replaced him. Then on June 19, at Pocono International Raceway came his father's near fatal, career ending crash. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Robert Yates is the owner of the longtime Nascar Nextel Cup Series team Robert Yates Racing. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pocono Raceway (formerly Pocono International Raceway) is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond. ...


With his father clinging to life in a Pennsylvania hospital, Davey Allison raced on but failed to finish the next three events. The team rebounded when the series returned to Pocono in July with Davey scoring a third place finish. Back at Talladega, the #28 Ford again suffered engine failure but Davey would drive his father's car later in the race when relief driver Mike Alexander was overcome by heat. Two races later, Davey would score his first win of the season at Michigan International Speedway. The win changed the fortunes for the financially strapped team and after a series of top-5 and top-10 finishes, Davey would win the inaugural race at the new Richmond International Raceway. During the month of October, Robert Yates bought the #28 team from Harry Ranier. The rest of the season was a mixed bag but Davey would finish the season with a third place finish at Phoenix International Raceway, and a second at the season ending Atlanta Journal 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He would finish eighth in the final Winston Cup standings. But the roller coaster 1988 Winston Cup season had taken a toll on Davey Allison's marriage and he and Deborah quietly divorced during the offseason. Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... Mike Alexander (born July 31, 1957) was a NASCAR Winston Cup driver. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper of Atlanta and metro Atlanta. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


Initial years with Robert Yates Racing, 1989-1990

Davey Allison's 1989 season didn't start well. A year after he and his father's one-two Daytona 500 finish, Davey started a disappointing 16th, then was involved in an early incident with Geoff Bodine that sent his car careening into the sand bar separating the track's backstretch from Lake Lloyd. The car made one slow, complete, roll-over with Davey eventually restarting the car and driving it back to the pits. He drove the damaged, hood-less car to a 25th place finish and had a heated exchange with Bodine following the race (the first of several exchanges with other drivers during his career). Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 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. ... Geoffrey Bodine (born April 18, 1949 in Chemung, New York) is the oldest of the three Bodine brothers (Brett Bodine and Todd Bodine) who are all NASCAR drivers. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


The team rebounded at Rockingham and when the series moved to Talladega in May for the Winston 500, Davey had scored one top-10 and three top-5 finishes. Davey started on the pole at Talladega and got his first win of 1989, his second victory in Talladega's spring event. After the race, Davey stood sixth in the Winston Cup Championship standings, but didn't win again until the next restrictor plate race, the Pepsi 400 at Daytona, his last win of the season. By the end of the season, Davey had collected seven top-five and 13 top-ten finishes along with one pole position to go with the two wins. He slipped to 11th in the final Winston Cup standings, a disappointment over the previous season. However, Davey would marry his second wife, Liz, during the season, and their first child, Krista, was born prior to the 1990 season. At one time, two different NASCAR races were known as the Winston 500: For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1971 to 1993 and in 1997, see Aarons 499 For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1998 to 2000, see UAW Ford 500 This is a disambiguation page, a... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Artist rendering of a NASCAR restrictor plate A Restrictor plate or air restrictor is a device installed at the intake of an engine to limit its power. ... For the race known as the Pepsi 400 held at Michigan International Speedway from 1998-2002, see GFS Marketplace 400 The Pepsi 400 is a 160 lap/400 mile (approx. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


The 1990 season didn't start much better than the 1989 season and by the sixth race at Bristol, Davey was a disappointing 17th in the Winston Cup standings. A poor qualifying run had the team pitting in the backstretch pits, which usually doomed a team's chances of winning the race. But Robert Yates decided against pitting on the final caution flag and Davey scored his second short-track win in a thrilling photo-finish with Mark Martin. But the win didn't change the team's fortunes and after an ill-handling car at Dover required Davey to ask for relief from fellow Alabama driver Hut Stricklin, Robert Yates decided to hire "Suitcase" Jake Elder as the team's crew chief. Davey won the fall event at Lowe's Motor Speedway (then Charlotte Motor Speedway) but finished the season 13th in the final Winston Cup standings. He again posted two wins, but only five top-five and 10 top-ten finishes. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... 2006 car Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. ... Wayman Hut Stricklin was born on June 24, 1961, in Calera, Alabama. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


1991 and the hiring of Larry McReynolds

The 1991 season began with much promise. Davey won the pole for the Daytona 500 and was in contention for the win until the final laps. After a late race restart, eventual winner Ernie Irvan passed Dale Earnhardt for the lead. Davey tried to follow Irvan around Earnhardt but couldn't make the pass and the two drivers battled side-by-side for a few laps. As the cars came off turn two, Earnhardt's car spun, collecting Allison and Kyle Petty. Davey was unable to continue and finished a disappointing 15th. From there, things went downhill. Davey finished 12th at Richmond, 16th at Rockingham, then crashed hard early in the Motorcraft 500 at Atlanta, finishing 40th. Davey was openly feuding with crew chief Elder and, after the crash at Atlanta, Robert Yates decided to make a change. 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. ... Ernie Irvan (born January 13, 1959 in Salinas, California) is a former race car driver in NASCAR. Wife: Kim Baker Irvan Married: November 21, 1992 Children: Jordan (August 12, 1993), Jared (February 9, 1998) Parents: Vic & Jo Irvan Career highlights 15 career NASCAR Winston Cup victories 22 career NASCAR Winston... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... Kyle Eugene Petty (Born June 2, 1960 in Randleman, North Carolina) is an American NASCAR driver, the son and grandson of racing legends Richard Petty and Lee Petty, respectively. ... The Golden Corral 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. ...


Elder was fired, and Larry McReynolds was hired away from the Kenny Bernstein team to replace him. In his first race with McReynolds at the helm, Davey finished second at Darlington. A third place finish followed at Bristol, then a sixth at North Wilkesboro and an eighth at Martinsville. The team finished 22nd at Talladega due to a large accident triggered by Ernie Irvan but there was no doubt the team had improved and was destined for bigger things. Larry McReynolds on NASCAR Performance, courtesy of flickr contributor Larry McReynolds (born January 10, 1959 in Birmingham, Alabama) was a long time NASCAR crew chief and now is a racing analyst on Fox Sports. ... Kenny Bernstein (born September 6, 1944 in Clovis, New Mexico), is an American drag racing driver. ... Ernie Irvan (born January 13, 1959 in Salinas, California) is a former race car driver in NASCAR. Wife: Kim Baker Irvan Married: November 21, 1992 Children: Jordan (August 12, 1993), Jared (February 9, 1998) Parents: Vic & Jo Irvan Career highlights 15 career NASCAR Winston Cup victories 22 career NASCAR Winston...


Two weeks later, Davey dominated The Winston all-star race at Charlotte, and continued his domination by winning the Coca-Cola 600 the following week, leading 263 of the race's 400 laps. Two races later, Davey won his first road course event at then Sears Point International Raceway in a controversial finish with Ricky Rudd. He won again at Michigan then finished third in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. At the halfway point of the 1991 season, Davey had climbed to fifth in the Winston Cup point standings. The NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, formerly known as The Winston until 2003, is a race open to race winners from the previous season as well as the current season. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... Ricky Rudd in 2005, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Ricky Rudd racing at the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. ... For the race known as the Pepsi 400 held at Michigan International Speedway from 1998-2002, see GFS Marketplace 400 The Pepsi 400 is a 160 lap/400 mile (approx. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


After finishing 14th at Pocono, the series moved to Talladega. As the race wound down, Davey Allison was poised for yet another win behind leader Dale Earnhardt. But Davey was unable to get drafting help from fellow Ford Motor Company drivers and he slipped to ninth place after attempting to pass Earnhardt for the lead. In a fit of rage after the race, Allison punched a wall in the team's transporter, breaking his wrist. The injury failed to slow him down, however as he finished a remarkable 10th on the road course at Watkins Glen, then was second at Michigan, a photo-finish in which Dale Jarrett scored his first Winston Cup victory. Davey scored back-to-back victories at Rockingham and Phoenix and entered the final race at Atlanta second in the Winston Cup standings. But a dead battery in that race relegated him to a 17th place finish, dropping him to third in the final standings, only four points behind Ricky Rudd. Dale Earnhardt won the championship. The final tally of the 1991 season for Davey Allison; five wins, 12 top-five and 16 top-ten finishes, and three pole positions. It was also during the 1991 season that Davey and Liz welcomed their second child, a son, Robert Grey Allison. This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... This article is about the racing technique. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after General Motors and Toyota, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ... Watkins Glen is: a town in New York state, an Auto racing course near the town, and a state park. ... Dale Arnold Jarrett (born November 26, 1956 in Newton, North Carolina) is an American race car driver. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Ricky Rudd in 2005, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Ricky Rudd racing at the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


With Larry McReynolds at the helm, Davey Allison entered the 1992 season as a legitimate championship contender. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


1992 - triumph and tragedy

Statistically, 1992 was Davey Allison's best season in Winston Cup racing. And yet, it was also a very painful and heartwrenching season. Davey started sixth in the 1992 Daytona 500 but was probably not quite as fast as the Junior Johnson teammates of Bill Elliott and Sterling Marlin. But the race would change dramatically on lap 92 when Elliott, Marlin, and Ernie Irvan triggered a multi-car crash at the front of the pack. Fourteen cars were eliminated, but Allison—and eventual runner-up Morgan Shepherd—somehow made it through the mess. He would lead 127 laps to join his father as a Daytona 500 winner. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... 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. ... Robert Glen Johnson, Jr. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Sterling Marlin (born June 30, 1957 in Columbia, Tennessee) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver who drove the #14 Waste Management Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Ginn Racing until being replaced by Regan Smith July 17, 2007. ... Ernie Irvan (born January 13, 1959 in Salinas, California) is a former race car driver in NASCAR. Wife: Kim Baker Irvan Married: November 21, 1992 Children: Jordan (August 12, 1993), Jared (February 9, 1998) Parents: Vic & Jo Irvan Career highlights 15 career NASCAR Winston Cup victories 22 career NASCAR Winston... Morgan Shepherd has been a NASCAR Nextel Cup driver since 1977. ... 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. ...


Bill Elliott would rebound to win the next four events, but Allison was not far behind in either event, posting four top-five finishes to maintain his lead in the points. A hard crash at Bristol left him with a bruised shoulder, but the following weekend he won at North Wilkesboro. Another hard crash at Martinsville left him with broken ribs, but Allison rebounded yet again, leading a contingent of Fords to victory in the Winston 500 at Talladega, his third win in that race. The win also put him in position to win the Winston Million if he could win either the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, or the Southern 500 at Darlington. Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after General Motors and Toyota, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ... At one time, two different NASCAR races were known as the Winston 500: For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1971 to 1993 and in 1997, see Aarons 499 For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1998 to 2000, see UAW Ford 500 This is a disambiguation page, a... The Winston Million was a now-defunct cash prize award program on the NASCAR Winston Cup series, based on the Grand Slam concept. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... The Mountain Dew Southern 500 is a 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup race. ...


Next up was The Winston all-star race. One year removed from his domination of that event and the Coca-Cola 600, Davey was ready to take the spotlight again. But this time around, there was more focus on the event itself. Over the winter, the Musco Lighting company had installed a state-of-the-art lighting system at then Charlotte Motor Speedway. Billed as "One Hot Night" by The Nashville Network, which was to broadcast the event, The Winston was the first superspeedway race to be held under the lights. Davey would drive the same car that he used to dominate the event one year earlier, affectionately known as "007". The NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, formerly known as The Winston until 2003, is a race open to race winners from the previous season as well as the current season. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... Musco Lighting is an American Sports Lighting company, based out of Oskaloosa, Iowa. ... Spike TV logo Spike TV is a cable television network. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, formerly known as The Winston until 2003, is a race open to race winners from the previous season as well as the current season. ...


In the final, 10-lap segment of the race, Dale Earnhardt led, followed by Kyle Petty and Davey. In the third turn on the final lap, Petty nudged Earnhardt's car and the GM Goodwrench Chevrolet spun. Davey took advantage of the contact and jumped into the lead. But Petty charged back and as Davey crossed the start-finish line to win the race, the two cars came together, sending the driver's side of Davey's car hard into the outside wall in a shower of sparks. An unconscious Allison was taken from his car and airlifted to a Charlotte hospital. The crash left him with a concussion, bruised lung, and a battered and bruised body. His car, "007", was totaled. Allison would later say to have sustained an out-of-body experience after the crash. He claimed to have awoke to see his crashed car below him as he rose away from it, and to have turned his attention away from the frantic work of the emergency workers to a bright light above, which faded and left him in darkness until he awoke later in the hospital. This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... Kyle Eugene Petty (Born June 2, 1960 in Randleman, North Carolina) is an American NASCAR driver, the son and grandson of racing legends Richard Petty and Lee Petty, respectively. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ... An out-of-body experience (OBE or sometimes OOBE) is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside of ones body and, in some cases, seeing ones physical body from a place outside ones body (autoscopy). ...


The wreck didn't deter Allison. He finished fourth in the Coca-Cola 600 the following week despite the injuries and maintained his points lead. He then finished 11th at Dover, 28th at Sears Point, and fifth at Pocono. Still hanging onto the points lead and his body healing, Davey won the pole and dominated the Miller Genuine Draft 400 at Michigan, leading 158 of the race's 200 laps. The first half of the season ended with Davey posting a 10th place finish in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. At the halfway point of the season, Allison had a 46 point lead over second place Bill Elliott and a 134 point lead over third place Alan Kulwicki, and had held the points lead since the first race of the season, despite the injuries and setbacks. The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... At one time, two different NASCAR races were known as the Miller Genuine Draft 400: For the race at Michigan International Speedway from 1990 to 1995, see Batman Begins 400 For the race at Richmond International Raceway from 1990 to 1995, see Chevy Rock and Roll 400 This is a... For the race known as the Pepsi 400 held at Michigan International Speedway from 1998-2002, see GFS Marketplace 400 The Pepsi 400 is a 160 lap/400 mile (approx. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Alan Kulwicki (December 14, 1954 - April 1, 1993) was an American NASCAR driver. ...


That would all change as the series went back to Pocono. Davey won the pole for the event and led 115 of the first 149 laps. But a lengthy pit stop during a caution flag sent him to the middle of the pack. On lap 150, Allison was charging back through the pack, followed closely by Darrell Waltrip. The two cars made contact and Davey went sliding into the grass off Pocono's "tunnel turn". The car went airborne and began a series of violent flips before landing on top of an infield guardrail. Miraculously, Davey survived the crash. He was airlifted to the hospital with a severe concussion, along with a broken arm, wrist, and collar bone. His 33rd place finish left him nine points behind Bill Elliott for the series title, but that seemed insignificant at the moment. Especially traumatizing was the fact that Pocono was the site of Davey's father Bobby's career-ending crash a few years earlier (see above). Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ...


Davey arrived at Talladega the following week wearing dark shades to hide eyes severely bruised in the Pocono crash. His arm was in a cast that allowed him to drive, and velcro attachments to his glove and the car's shifter knob helped him drive with less exertion, but Bobby Hillin, Jr. would relieve Davey after the initial laps of the DieHard 500. Hillin drove the #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford Thunderbird to a third place finish at Talladega, helping Davey and the team keep pace with Elliott. The team was a strong contender for the win until suffereing a jack failure on a pit stop. The following week, veteran road racer Dorsey Schroeder would relieve Allison, but he could only manage a 20th place finish. Bobby Hillin, Jr. ... At one time, two different NASCAR races were known as the DieHard 500: For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1990 to 1997, see UAW Ford 500 For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1998 to 2000, see Aarons 499 This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles... The Ford Thunderbird is a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... Dorsey Schroeder is a race car driver born February 5, 1953 in St. ...


With his body healed enough to allow him to drive an entire race, Davey headed to Michigan where he had dominated the track's earlier event. But tragedy struck as the Michigan events began. While practicing for the weekend's Busch Series race, Davey's younger brother, Clifford Allison crashed hard in the third and fourth turns of Michigan International Speedway. He would die en route to the hospital. Heartbroken, Davey drove to a fifth place finish in the Champion Spark Plug 400, then went home to Hueytown for Clifford's funeral. The following weekend, Davey crashed again at Bristol, finishing 30th. Though still in second place in the Winston Cup standings, he now trailed leader Bill Elliott by 109 points. The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... The GFS Marketplace 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ...


Davey's chance to win the Winston Million was up next as the series headed to Darlington for the Southern 500. Davey led 72 laps of the event and was in contention to win, but soon after the leaders pitted for tires and fuel, rain halted the race with 69 laps left. Darrell Waltrip, gambling that the rains would come, did not pit and was leading the race when it was red flagged. He was declared the winner as darkness fell and the rains continued. Waltrip, who had long feuded with the Allisons, sat next to his car on pit road in lawn chair and held a colorful umbrella, gleefully joking that the rain shower was worth "one million dollars" to him. Davey finished fifth and was now 119 points behind Elliott, who finished third. The Winston Million was a now-defunct cash prize award program on the NASCAR Winston Cup series, based on the Grand Slam concept. ... The Mountain Dew Southern 500 is a 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup race. ... Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ...


Allison and Elliott continued their drive for the championship after Darlington as the two kept pace with each other. But beginning with the Goody's 500 at Martinsville on September 28, Elliott's hold on the points lead began to slip. He finished 30th in that event while Allison finished 16th. Then at North Wilkesboro, Allison posted an 11th place finish, while Elliott finished 26th. Back at Charlotte, Allison finished a disappointing 19th, but Elliott finished 30th and there were now four drivers within 100 points of Elliott...Allison, Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin, and Harry Gant. Martin and Kulwicki finished first and second respectively at Charlotte, and Kulwicki was continuing a late season charge. Three races prior to Charlotte, Kulwicki had crashed and finished 34th at Dover leaving him 278 points behind Elliott and in fourth place in the standings. At one time, two different NASCAR races were known as the Goodys 500: For the race at Martinsville Speedway from 1983 to 1995, see Subway 500 For the race at Bristol Motor Speedway from 1994 to 1995, see Sharpie 500 This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Elliott's skid stopped temporarily at Rockingham where he finished fourth. Davey finished 10th and Kulwicki 12th and entering the final two races of the 1992 season, Davey was 70 points behind Elliott in second, with Kulwicki 85 points behind in third. But Davey's fortunes changed dramatically at Phoenix as he won the event, and Elliott finished 31st. Davey now had the points lead for the first time since his violent Pocono crash, and was 30 points ahead of Kulwicki, and 40 ahead of Elliott, who had slipped to third in the standings. Also in contention to win the championship as the series moved to the final race at Atlanta were Harry Gant (fourth place, 97 points behind), Kyle Petty (fifth place, 98 points behind), and Mark Martin (sixth place, 113 points behind). Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 1992 Hooters 500 would be a milestone race in NASCAR Winston Cup history. It would be the final race of Richard Petty's career, as well as the first for future Winston Cup Champion Jeff Gordon. Couple that with the closest championship race in history, and the race was destined to be a classic. Davey Allison entered the race needing only to finish fifth or better to win the Winston Cup. A first lap incident involving Rick Mast caused minor damage to Davey's car, and he battled through much of the race to stay in the top ten. Meanwhile, Elliott and Kulwicki were staging a battle for the ages, battling for and swapping the lead through much of the event. Late in the race, Davey had finally managed to reach the top five and was in position to win the championship when Ernie Irvan lost control of his car on the frontstretch on lap 286. Davey couldn't avoid Irvan's spinning car and plowed into the #4 Kodak Chevrolet. Allison's tumultuous 1992 season was over, his championship hopes lost as Elliott and Kulwicki finished first and second in the race respectively. Kulwicki, an independent driver who had turned down offers to drive for other teams, including Junior Johnson, won the championship by leading one more lap than Elliott (103 to 102). Davey was noted for his gracious concession of defeat after emerging from a medical evaluation, and his refusal to blame or criticize Irvan. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is an American former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Rick Mast(born March 4, 1957, in Rockridge Baths, Virginia), is a former NASCAR driver. ... Ernie Irvan (born January 13, 1959 in Salinas, California) is a former race car driver in NASCAR. Wife: Kim Baker Irvan Married: November 21, 1992 Children: Jordan (August 12, 1993), Jared (February 9, 1998) Parents: Vic & Jo Irvan Career highlights 15 career NASCAR Winston Cup victories 22 career NASCAR Winston... Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ... Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Robert Glen Johnson, Jr. ...


1993

Though 1992 had been a heartbreaking year for Davey Allison and the Robert Yates Racing team in more ways than one, they had to be encouraged by their run for the championship. But 1993 opened on a sour note with Allison finishing 28th at Daytona. That finish was followed by a 16th at Rockingham, but Davey rebounded to win at Richmond the following week. No one knew at the time, but it would be Davey Allison's last win. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Robert Yates Racing is a NASCAR racing team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


The next race at Atlanta was delayed a week by a blizzard that blanketed much of the Southeast. Morgan Shepherd won the race and Davey finished 13th. He then posted an 11th at Darlington. Despite the early season struggles, Davey was sixth in the Winston Cup standings, while defending series champ Kulwicki was ninth. Morgan Shepherd has been a NASCAR Nextel Cup driver since 1977. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


Davey Allison had debuted in the International Race of Champions (IROC) in 1992, but his injuries forced him to miss the last two races. 1993 was shaping up to be a far better year for Davey, with a second place victory at Daytona and a victory at Darlington, giving him a large points lead. Sam Hornish, Jr. ...


Three days after Kulwicki's death in an airplane crash, Davey Allison finished fifth in an emotional race at Bristol. He followed that finish with a fourth at North Wilkesboro, second at Martinsville, seventh at Talladega, and 15th at Sears Point. He finished a disappointing 30th in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, but rebounded at Dover, finishing third. He was sixth at Pocono, but finished 35th at Michigan and 31st at Daytona. Halfway through the 1993 season, Davey was fifth in the point standings, but was 323 points behind leader Dale Earnhardt. Still, Davey and the Robert Yates team were confident that they could put their early season struggles and inconsistency behind them and could make a run for the championship in the second half. The inaugural race at New Hampshire International Speedway proved the team's optimism was not unfounded. Davey led 38 laps of the event and finished third behind Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin. The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... Russell William Rusty Wallace (born August 14, 1956 in Fenton, Missouri) is a former NASCAR champion, NASCAR Busch Series car owner, and television broadcaster with ESPN and ESPN on ABC. Wallace had his first live broadcast of the Indy 500 on May 28, 2006. ... 2006 car Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. ...


The following day, Monday, July 12, 1993, Davey Allison boarded his newly acquired Hughes 369HS helicopter to fly to Talladega Superspeedway to watch family friends Neil Bonnett and David Bonnett test a car for David's Busch Series debut. He picked up another family friend, legendary racer Red Farmer, en route to the track. Allison was attempting to land the helicopter inside a fenced-in area of the track infield when the craft nosed up suddenly, then crashed. (The National Transportation Safety Board blamed the crash on Allison's inexperience in helicopters, coupled with the decision to attempt a downwind landing.) Neil Bonnett was able to free a semi-conscious Red Farmer from the wreckage, but could not reach Allison. Paramedics arrived and freed Allison, who was alive but had suffered serious head injuries. He died the next morning, July 13, 1993, at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. Thousands packed the auditorium at St. Aloysious Church in Bessemer, Alabama to pay their respects at his funeral. He is buried at Highland Memorial Gardens in Bessemer, Alabama. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... Neil Bonnett (July 30, 1946 - February 11, 1994) was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... Charles Red Farmer (October 15, 1931 or [[October 15}}, 1932- was a racecar driver. ... Seal of the National Transportation Safety Board The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a U.S. government independent organization responsible for investigation of accidents involving aviation, highway, marine, pipelines and railroads in the United States. ... Neil Bonnett (July 30, 1946 - February 11, 1994) was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career. ... Charles Red Farmer (October 15, 1931 or [[October 15}}, 1932- was a racecar driver. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Bessemer is an American city and suburb of Birmingham located in southwestern Jefferson County, Alabama. ...


After the final race of the season, series champion Dale Earnhardt and race winner Wallace drove a side by side Polish Victory Lap carrying flags for fallen heroes Alan Kulwicki and Allison. This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... Alan Kulwicki driving his first Polish Victory Lap during the Checker 500 on November 6, 1988 at Phoenix International Raceway. ... Alan Kulwicki (December 14, 1954 - April 1, 1993) was an American NASCAR driver. ...


In his short NASCAR Winston Cup career, Davey Allison posted 19 wins, 66 top-five and 92 top-ten finishes. He also won 14 poles and earned $6,724,174. He was survived by his wife, Liz, and two children, daughter Krista, and son Robert. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


Tribute

Ten years after Allison's first win, Texaco debuted the throwback Battlestar paint scheme in his memory. It ran two races, but in the second, at the 1997 DieHard 500 in October, Ernie Irvan put the throwback Battlestar on the pole. The throwback paint scheme is often used in promotions by present Chevron drivers for the October race at Talladega. Ernie Irvan (born January 13, 1959 in Salinas, California) is a former race car driver in NASCAR. Wife: Kim Baker Irvan Married: November 21, 1992 Children: Jordan (August 12, 1993), Jared (February 9, 1998) Parents: Vic & Jo Irvan Career highlights 15 career NASCAR Winston Cup victories 22 career NASCAR Winston...



The R. K. Allen Oil Company, the Birmingham-area distributor for Texaco products, remembered the legacy of Allison with the Talladega-Texaco Walk of Fame in the city of Talladega, where fans vote drivers, past and present, to a specially themed "hall of fame" for drivers. The induction ceremony takes place at the UAW-Ford 500 weekend. The UAW Ford 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ...


Talladega-Texaco Walk of Fame Members

NOTE: Starting in 2003, only one inactive driver was voted, unlike the past, when two were voted. 2007: Matt Kenseth, Terry Labonte 2006: Tony Stewart, Rusty Wallace 2005: Kevin Harvick, Herb Thomas 2004: Kyle Petty, Fonty Flock 2003: Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Fred Lorenzen


NOTE: From 1995 until 2002, one active driver and two inactive drivers were inducted by fan vote. 2002: Mark Martin, Red Byron, Bobby Isaac 2001: Ricky Rudd, Buck Baker, Joe Weatherly 2000: Bobby Hamilton, Fireball Roberts, Tim Flock 1999: Jeff Gordon, Harry Gant, Lee Petty 1998: Bill Elliott, David Pearson, Junior Johnson 1997: Dale Jarrett, Ned Jarrett, Buddy Baker 1996: Ernie Irvan, Alan Kulwicki, Cale Yarborough 1995: Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Benny Parsons


The Board of Directors of the Talladega-Texaco Walk of Fame inducted the inaugural class of Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Neil Bonnett, and Red Farmer by decree in 1994. Darrell Waltrip was inducted in 2000 by decree of the Board in his final year as an active driver, as Walk of Fame officials did not want the retiring Waltrip, who held NASCAR's record of most race wins in the post-1972 schedule format, to be inducted as an inactive driver.


Legacy

Davey was leading the IROC series championship at the time of his death, with one race remaining in the four race series. Terry Labonte drove the final race in place of Allison and secured the championship for him. Allison's championship money, $175,000, was set up as a trust fund for his children. Sam Hornish, Jr. ... Terry Labonte, on the right, shows the frame of a race car in 2005, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard. ...


Davey Allison was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1998. 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. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


In a foreshadowing of NASCAR's rise to prominence ten years later, Davey was a figure in a mildly scandalous controversy as his widow became involved with country music star Joe Diffie shortly after Davey's death. Tabloid television programs and newspapers gave much coverage to the story at the time, with some claiming that the two had been lovers before Davey's death. Liz has spoken openly about her relationship with Diffie, most recently on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network during the week of the 2006 race at Talladega. Liz expressed some regret over the relationship and mentioned that she and Diffie were band-aids for each other, and band aids were not meant to be permanent. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Liz Allison and their two children moved to Nashville and married physical therapist Ryan Hackett on May 13, 2000. Ironically, it was at Liz's remarriage where Bobby and Judy Allison had reunited after nearly seven years of tragedy had separated them.


In 2003, on April 28th, the mayor of Hueytown, Alabama declared it Davey Allison Day and is celebrated on the weekend of the springtime Talladega race.


The driver that replaced Davey Allison at Talladega was Robby Gordon, but he lost control of the Texaco/Havoline Ford early in the race and crashed. Robby Gordon at Indianapolis Robby Gordon (born in Bellflower, California, on January 2, 1969) is an American racing driver who currently competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, owning his #7 Ford Fusion, sponsored by Jim Beam, and also owning his #55 Verizon Wireless/Motorola ride which competes part-time...


A portrait of Davey Allison hangs to this day in the headquarters of Texaco. Texaco is the name of an American oil company that was merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001. ...


Son Robert has pursued a successful racing career in an on-again, off-again fashion, but is frequently "parked" by his mother for fears of his safety and health. Meanwhile, Liz is active in the racing community as an author, radio host for WGFX with Bobby Hamilton, Jr., and is a track announcer at Nashville Superspeedway. WGFX is a radio station broadcasting on the FM band at 104. ... Bobby Hamilton, Jr (born January 8, 1978 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver currently driving the #32 Tide Chevrolet for PPI Motorsports. ... Nashville Superspeedway is a motor racing complex located in Gladeville, Tennessee (though the track has a Lebanon address), United States, about 48 km (30 miles) east of Nashville. ...


Races Won

Winston Cup (19 career wins)

The Chevy American Revolution 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... 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. ... North Wilkesboro Speedway is a short track which held races in NASCARs top three series from NASCARs inception in 1949 until its closure in 1996. ... The Aarons 499 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... The 3M Performance 400 is the first of two NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car races held at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, the other being the GFS Marketplace 400. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... The Checker Auto Parts 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... The Dodge/Save Mart 350 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series event held at Infineon Raceway. ... Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains near Sonoma, California, USA. The course is a complex series of twists and turns that go up and down the hills. ... The 3M Performance 400 is the first of two NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car races held at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, the other being the GFS Marketplace 400. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... North Carolina Speedway is a racetrack located in Rockingham, North Carolina. ... The Checker Auto Parts 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... The Food City 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... The Bank of America 500 is a NASCAR race that is hosted annually at Lowes Motor Speedway in the United States. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... The Aarons 499 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... For the race known as the Pepsi 400 held at Michigan International Speedway from 1998-2002, see GFS Marketplace 400 The Pepsi 400 is a 160 lap/400 mile (approx. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The GFS Marketplace 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... The Chevy Rock and Roll 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... The Aarons 499 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... The MBNA RacePoints 400 is the first of two NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car races held at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season in a NASCAR season. ...

International Race of Champions (2 career wins)

Darlington Raceway during the 2006 Dodge Charger 500. ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ...

External links

  • Drivers statistics at racing-reference.info
  • www.daveyallison.net
  • Davey Allison at www.findagrave.com
  • NTSB report on the crash.
Preceded by
Ricky Rudd
IROC Champion
IROC XVII (1993)
Succeeded by
Mark Martin
Preceded by
Alan Kulwicki
NASCAR Rookie of the Year
1987
Succeeded by
Ken Bouchard
Preceded by
Ernie Irvan
Daytona 500 Winner
1992
Succeeded by
Dale Jarrett

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Davey Allison was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1998.
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