To me... Davey Allison was and always will be the Greatest Race Car Driver ever.
It is because of him...that I am the Race Fan that I am.
It was sad....The day he was killed in a Helicopter crash in Talladega.
I still remember that day.
My Heart goes out to his Family....
And his Fans
This one is for you, Davey
***Here are some statistics on Davey Allison***
CAREER RACES: (191)
TOP 5: (60)
TOP 10: (84)
He made his Winston Cup Debut in 1985 at Talladega.
In 1987 he was Rookie Of The Year.
He won 2 races and became the first Rookie to sit on the front row at the Daytona 500, with a lap faster than 209 m.p.h.
His Career Victories included a 1992 Daytona 500 win.....Three Winston 500's.....and a 1991 Coca-Cola 600.
His top Winston Cup Seasons: Third in 1991 and 1992
His first Victory was the Winston 500, in 1987 at Talladega.
He won the Winston in 1991 and in 1992
***Here are more facts on Davey***
In 1992....Davey went into the last race of the season with a 30 point lead.
He was running comfortably in 5th place when he was caught up in an accident involving Ernie Irvan, which cost him the Championship that year
Davey came from a Racing Family
His Father, Bobby Allison, retired from Racing after a car crash left him seriously injured in 1988.
Bobby was also voted in to the International Motorsports Hall Of Fame
Davey was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1995
His Brother Clifford was killed at a Practice run in Michigan on August 13th 1992
After Davey lost the Championship.....Alan Kulwicki went on to win it
In another set of tragedies for Nascar....
Alan Kulwicki was killed in a small plane crash on April 1st 1993 near Bristol Tennessee... Only 3 months earlier.
His car was Owned by Robert Yates
His Crew Chief was Larry McReynolds
He drove the #28 Ford Thunderbird Texaco Havoline Ford
Davey was on his way to watch Neil Bonnets son practice at Talladega when his Helicopter crashed in the infield.
He never regained conscienceness
Red Farmer who was with him at the time survived the crash
"You Will Be Forever Missed"
February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993