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Encyclopedia > Donnie Allison

Donnie Allison is a former driver on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit, who won ten times during his racing career, which spanned the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. He was part of the "Alabama Gang," and is the brother of 1983 champion Bobby Allison and uncle of Davey Allison. 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. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... Davey Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver who drove the #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. ...

Donnie is possibly most remembered for his involvement in a final-lap crash and subsequent fight with Cale Yarborough at the 1979 Daytona 500. Allison was leading the race on the final lap with Yarborough drafting him tightly. As Yarborough attempted his signature slingshot pass at the end of the backstretch, Allison attempted to block him. Yarborough refused to give ground and as he pulled alongside Allison, his left side tires left the pavement and went into the wet and muddy infield grass. As a result, Yarborough began to lose control of his car and contacted Allison's car halfway down the backstretch. As both drivers tried to regain control, their cars made contact several more times before finally locking together and crashing into the outside wall in turn three. After the cars settled in the grass, Allison and Yarborough began throwing punches. Bobby Allison, who was lapped at that point, pulled over and began defending his brother. Richard Petty, who was over half a lap behind at the time of the crash, went on to win the race. William Caleb Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1939) in Timmonsville SC, near the Famous Darlington Speedway, is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 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. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... 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. ...

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