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Bobby Allison

Stock Car Racing Driver and "alabama Gang" Member
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Robert Arthur "Bobby" Allison is a former NASCAR Winston Cup driver and was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers. His two sons, Clifford and Davey Allison, followed him into racing, and both died within a year of each other.

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News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Bobby Allison.

  • Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories
    Huffington Post - Dec 03, 2012
  • Lee Spencer: Penske Finally Lands Sprint Cup Title
    Fox News - Nov 27, 2012
  • Suffolk Professor Dresses In Pilgrim Garb & Shares A Thanksgiving Tale On The Boston Common [Video]
    BostInnovation - Nov 22, 2012
  • Cup: Keselowski Says Everything Felt Right
    Fox News - Nov 19, 2012

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Allison.

CHILDHOOD

1937 Birth Allison was born December 3, 1937 in Miami, Florida. … Read More

TEENAGE

1955 17 Years Old After high school in 1955, Allison took his brother, Donnie, and some friends along on a quest for more lucrative racing than was available in south Florida. … Read More

TWENTIES

1962 24 Years Old Bobby Allison worked as a mechanic and an engine tester, but eventually became a driver and won the national championship in the modified special division in 1962.
1965 27 Years Old He moved to the Grand National circuit in 1965 and got his first victory at Oxford Plains Speedway on July 12, 1966.

THIRTIES

1971 33 Years Old …  The controversy lies in two races: the 1971 Myers Brothers 250 held at Bowman Gray Stadium (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), and the 1973 National 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Charlotte, North Carolina.) … Read More

FORTIES

1978 40 Years Old During the course of his career, Bobby Allison accumulated 84 victories, making him fourth all-time, tied with Darrell Waltrip, including three victories at the Daytona 500 in 1978, 1982 and 1988, where he finished one-two with his son, Davey Allison.
1983 45 Years Old He was NASCAR Winston Cup Champion in 1983 driving for DiGard Racing. … Read More
1987 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Allison was involved in an accident at Alabama International Motor Speedway (now Talladega Superspeedway) in May 1987 that saw his car cut down a tire, turn sideways and go airborne into the protective catch fence that separates the speedway from the grandstands. … Read More

FIFTIES

1988 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Allison won the first Daytona 500 run with restrictor plates in February 1988 by a car length over his son Davey Allison. … Read More
1992 54 Years Old In 1992, his youngest son, Clifford Allison, was fatally injured in a practice crash for the NASCAR Busch Series race (now Nationwide Series) at Michigan International Speedway.
1993 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Allison was elected to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1993.
1996 58 Years Old …  Allison was forced to close down the team due to financial problems after the 1996 season.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2008 70 Years Old Allison has actively promoted rail safety for the CSX "Keep on Living" campaign with appearances at Talladega and Daytona. On March 6, 2008, his mother, Kittie Allison, died at age 101 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2011 73 Years Old On May 23, 2011, Bobby Allison was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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