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Alan Kulwicki

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Alan Kulwicki
Person

Born:  December 14, 1954
Died:  April 1, 1993
Hometown:  Greenfield, Wisconsin

Former Winston Cup driver between 1985 and 1993.  In his short career he accumulated 24 poles, 5 wins and a Winston Cup Championship in 207 starts.

His accomplishments include:

  • 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year
  • 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion

    Alan Kulwicki died in an airplane crash.

    Page Sections
    Photographs
    Article Index
    Merchandise
    Racing Record


    Photographs

    1985 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1985 Milwaukee Sentinel 200 1985 Milwaukee Sentinel 200
    Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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    Alan Kulwicki at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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    Alan Kulwicki at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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    1986 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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    1987 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    1987 Alan Kulwicki at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    1987 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
    Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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    1988 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    Alan Kulwicki ASA Racing 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 (ASA Racing)
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    Alan Kulwicki ASA Racing 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 (ASA Racing)
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    Alan Kulwicki ASA Racing 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 (ASA Racing)
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    1989 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    1989 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    1989 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    1989 Alan Kulwicki Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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    1991 Alan Kulwicki Daytona 500 Army Model Car 1991 Daytona 500 Car
    1:24 scale Monogram #2961 kit
    Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
    2009 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
    March 8, 2009
    View photo of 1991 Alan Kulwicki Daytona 500 Army Model Car - 3,572KB
    1991 Alan Kulwicki Daytona 500 Army Model Car 1991 Daytona 500 Car
    1:24 scale Monogram #2961 kit
    Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
    2009 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
    March 8, 2009
    View photo of 1991 Alan Kulwicki Daytona 500 Army Model Car - 3,335KB
    1991 Alan Kulwicki Daytona 500 Army Model Car 1991 Daytona 500 Car
    1:24 scale Monogram #2961 kit
    Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
    2009 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
    March 8, 2009
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    Article Index

    DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
    June 17, 2006Forgotten NASCAR Greats:  1970's:  Alan KulwickiBill Crittenden


    Merchandise

    Collectable Cards

    Card Set List

    Set & #CardDetails
    1992 Maxx 7Alan Kulwicki#7 Hooters Ford
    1992 Maxx 284Race 20: BristolBud 500
    Alan Kulwicki #7 Hooters Ford


    Model Kits & Die Cast Cars
    TypeBrandItem #YearSeriesNameScaleCarCar #SponsorNotes
    Die CastAction1004311984Xtreme Series#22 Miller1:24Pontiac Firebird22MillerProduction:  4,500
    Die CastAction100426Xtreme Series#97 WLPX1:241983 Pontiac Firebird97WLPXProduction 3,792
    ARC 3,504
    QVC 288
    Model KitMonogram07611985-1986AK CollectionAlan Kulwicki's Quincy's Thunderbird1:24


    Racing Record

    Racing Record Notes

    Busch Late Model Sportsman Series Career Statistics

    YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
    19845037740023$12,565
    19855223620000$3,675

    Winston Cup Career Statistics

    YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
    19854050950000$10,290
    1986212705230014$83,450
    1987153238293039$284,375
    1988143176294179$364,190
    1989143236296059$425,500
    1990835992911513$403,662
    19911333542941411$518,645
    1992Champion407829621117$907,510
    19934162550023$153,470

    Win List

    DateSeriesRaceTrack
    November 6, 1988Winston CupChecker 500Phoenix International Raceway
    October 21, 1990Winston CupAC Delco 500North Carolina Motor Speedway
    August 24, 1991Winston CupBud 500Bristol Motor Speedway
    April 5, 1992Winston CupFood City 500Bristol Motor Speedway
    June 14, 1992Winston CupChampion Spark Plug 500Pocono Raceway

    Race-by-Race Record

    DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
    May 13, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesRed Carpet NASCAR 200The Milwaukee MileOldsmobile7Hardee's22Running170/0$4,000
    May 26, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile7Hardee's217Running146/0$6,150
    August 24, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesFree Service Tires 200Bristol International SpeedwayOldsmobile7Ed Whitaker25Running0$1,450
    October 6, 1984Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile7Hardee's2034Out (Valve)61/0$965




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