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Born:  February 25, 1961
Died:  July 13, 1993
Hometown:  Hueytown, Alabama, USA
1987 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year
1992 Daytona 500 Winner
1992 NASCAR Driver of the Year

Former Winston Cup driver between 1985 and 1993.  Son of former NASCAR driver Bobby Allison.

In his short career he accumulated 14 poles and 19 wins in 191 starts.  Davey Allison died in a helicopter crash in the infield at Talladega Superspeedway.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Davey Allison page on 15 June 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

David Carl "Davey" Allison (February 25, 1961 – July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR driver. He was best known for driving the No. 28 Texaco-Havoline Ford for Robert Yates Racing in the Winston Cup Series. Born in Hollywood, Florida, he was the eldest of four children born to 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.

Early career

Growing up, Allison 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. Allison 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.

Allison 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 1985, car owner Hoss Ellington gave him his first chance to drive a Winston Cup car in the Talladega 500. Allison 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 No. 12 Budweiser Chevy.


Photographs

1986 Davey Allison Car at the 1986 Nationwise 150 1986 Nationwise 150
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1986 Davey Allison Car at the 1986 Nationwise 150 1986 Nationwise 150
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1987 Davey Allison Car 1987
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1987 Davey Allison Car 1987
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1987 Davey Allison Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Davey Allison Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Davey Allison Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Davey Allison Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Davey Allison Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Davey Allison Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Davey Allison Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Davey Allison Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Davey Allison Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Davey Allison Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Davey Allison Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Davey Allison Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Davey Allison Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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Davey Allison 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test
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Davey Allison HSCRS Davey Allison car at the 2007 HSCRS San Jose Grand Prix
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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - Monogram 2430Havoline Ford Thunderbird1:24 scale, #28
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 28Davey Allison#28 Texaco/Havoline Ford
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 1901991 Memorable MomentsDarrell Waltrip and Davey Allison at the Bud 500
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 1981991 Memorable MomentsDale Jarrett beats Davey Allison at the Champion Spark Plug 400
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 273The WinstonDavey Allison #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 274Race 10: CharlotteCoca-Cola 600/Davey Allison #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 276Race 12: Sears PointBanquet Frozen Foods 300
Davey Allison #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 278Race 14: MichiganMiller Genuine Draft 400
Davey Allison #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 291Race 27: RockinghamAC-Delco 500/Davey Allison #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 292Race 28: PhoenixPyroil Chemicals 500/Davey Allison #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford


Racing Record

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Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series/
Busch Late Model Sportsman Series/
Busch Grand National Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19834553240013$15,310
19843375170023$10,965
19854833550001$6,010
1986291046130045$30,195
1988321111100025$20,281
198938954100012$10,565
1990361018100005$21,335
1991311303140024$43,080
19924483870033$36,065
19935246260000$18,310

Winston Cup Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19856914330001$10,615
19864351550001$24,190
19872127392252910$337,160
19888363129321216$704,160
19891134812912713$560,814
19901334232902510$536,505
19913408829351216$1,031,290
19923401529251517$1,192,750
1993312104160168$476,085

Win List

DateSeriesRaceTrack
3 May 1987Winston CupWinston 500Talladega, Alabama
31 May 1987Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover, Delaware
21 August 1988Winston CupChampion Spark Plug 400Brooklyn, Michigan
11 September 1988Winston CupMiller High Life 400Richmond, Virginia
7 May 1989Winston CupWinston 500Talladega Superspeedway
1 July 1989Winston CupPepsi 400Daytona International Speedway
8 April 1990Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol Motor Speedway
7 October 1990Winston CupMello Yello 500Charlotte Motor Speedway
26 May 1991Winston CupCoca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor Speedway
9 June 1991Winston CupBanquet 300Sears Point International Raceway
23 June 1991Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International Speedway
20 October 1991Winston CupAC Delco 500North Carolina Motor Speedway
3 November 1991Winston CupPyroil 500Phoenix International Raceway
16 February 1992Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International Speedway
12 April 1992Winston CupFirst Union 400North Wilkesboro Speedway
3 May 1992Winston CupWinston 500Talladega Superspeedway
21 June 1992Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International Speedway
1 November 1992Winston CupPyroil 500Phoenix International Raceway
7 March 1993Winston CupPontiac 400Richmond International Raceway

Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
5 March 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesCoca-Cola 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac231525Out (Accident)88/0$410
28 May 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesMello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac239Running138/0$4,400
4 September 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesDarlington 250Darlington RacewayPontiac23134Running160/0$3,000
8 October 1983Budweiser Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac23197Running146/0$7,500
18 February 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesGoody's 300Daytona International SpeedwayPontiac23Miller American1628Out (Transmission)79/0$2,230
3 March 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesKomfort Koach 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac23Miller American76Running150/0$1,700
13 May 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesRed Carpet NASCAR 200The Milwaukee MilePontiac23Miller American45Running155/0$1,750
19 May 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesBudweiser 200Dover Downs International SpeedwayPontiac23Miller American54Running160/0$2,600
26 May 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac23Miller American1631Out (Sway Bar)70/0$1,335
6 October 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac23Miller High Life2235Out (Ignition)58/0$955
20 October 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesKomfort Koach 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac23Miller High Life1428Out (Accident)79/0$395


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