Bobby Allison

  • bobby allison
    bobbyallisonaugust2007.jpg
    allison at bristol motor speedway in 2007
    bornrobert arthur allison
    (1937-12-03) december 3, 1937 (age 82)
    miami, florida,[1] united states
    achievements1983 winston cup series champion
    1980 iroc champion
    1978, 1982, 1988 daytona 500 winner
    1971, 1972, 1975, 1983 southern 500 winner
    1981, 1984 world 600 winner
    1979, 1981, 1986 winston 500 winner
    awards19711973, 19801983 winston cup series most popular driver (7 times)

    named one of nascar's 50 greatest drivers (1998)
    inducted in the nascar hall of fame (2011)
    inducted in the international motorsports hall of fame (1993)

    inducted in the motorsports hall of fame of america (1992)
    nascar cup series career
    718 races run over 25 years
    best finish1st (1983)
    first race1961 daytona 500 (daytona)
    last race1988 miller high life 500 (pocono)
    first win1966 race 31 (oxford)
    last win1988 daytona 500 (daytona)
    wins top tens poles
    84 446 58
    nascar xfinity series career
    43 races run over 7 years
    best finish27th (1984)
    first race1982 sportsman 200 (dover)
    last race1988 winn-dixie 300 (charlotte)
    first win1984 mello yello 300 (charlotte)
    last win1988 goody's 300 (daytona)
    wins top tens poles
    15 22 0
    nascar grand national east series career
    17 races run over 2 years
    best finish7th (1973)
    first race1972 hickory 276 (hickory)
    last race1973 buddy shuman 100 (hickory)
    first win1972 hickory 276 (hickory)
    last win1973 cumberland 200 ( fayetteville)
    wins top tens poles
    6 11 7
    statistics current as of december 22, 2012.

    robert arthur allison (born december 3, 1937) is a former american professional stock car racing driver and owner. named one of nascar's 50 greatest drivers,[1] he was the 1983 winston cup champion and won the daytona 500 three times in 1978, 1982, and 1988. his two sons, clifford and davey allison, followed him into racing, and both died within a year of each other.

  • early life
  • nascar career
  • pocono and tragedies
  • career wins controversy
  • car owner
  • recent years
  • motorsports career results
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Bobby Allison
BobbyAllisonAugust2007.jpg
Allison at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2007
BornRobert Arthur Allison
(1937-12-03) December 3, 1937 (age 82)
Miami, Florida,[1] United States
Achievements1983 Winston Cup Series Champion
1980 IROC Champion
1978, 1982, 1988 Daytona 500 Winner
1971, 1972, 1975, 1983 Southern 500 Winner
1981, 1984 World 600 Winner
1979, 1981, 1986 Winston 500 Winner
Awards19711973, 19801983 Winston Cup Series Most Popular Driver (7 times)

Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame (2011)
Inducted in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (1993)

Inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (1992)
NASCAR Cup Series career
718 races run over 25 years
Best finish1st (1983)
First race1961 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race1988 Miller High Life 500 (Pocono)
First win1966 Race 31 (Oxford)
Last win1988 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
84 446 58
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
43 races run over 7 years
Best finish27th (1984)
First race1982 Sportsman 200 (Dover)
Last race1988 Winn-Dixie 300 (Charlotte)
First win1984 Mello Yello 300 (Charlotte)
Last win1988 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
15 22 0
NASCAR Grand National East Series career
17 races run over 2 years
Best finish7th (1973)
First race1972 Hickory 276 (Hickory)
Last race1973 Buddy Shuman 100 (Hickory)
First win1972 Hickory 276 (Hickory)
Last win1973 Cumberland 200 ( Fayetteville)
Wins Top tens Poles
6 11 7
Statistics current as of December 22, 2012.

Robert Arthur Allison (born December 3, 1937) is a former American professional stock car racing driver and owner. Named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers,[1] he was the 1983 Winston Cup champion and won the Daytona 500 three times in 1978, 1982, and 1988. His two sons, Clifford and Davey Allison, followed him into racing, and both died within a year of each other.