Davey Allison
Davey Allison
Category: Stock Cars
CLASS OF: 2021
BORN: February 25, 1961
DIED: July 13, 1993

Victories: 19. Starts: 191
1992 DAYTONA 500 Champion
1987 Rookie of the Year
1st rookie to start DAYTONA 500 from front row
Two-time NASCAR All-Star Race winner 
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998

Other Motorsports Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series: 31 Top 10s, 86 starts
ARCA Menards Series: seven victories, 37 starts
IROC: two victories, five starts


Eldest son of Hall of Famer Bobby, Allison was on his way to becoming one of NASCAR’s all-time greats when his life was cut short at 32 by a helicopter accident. Allison joined his father as a DAYTONA 500 winner in 1992 and would finish with 19 wins. His career winning percentage just shy of 10% put him well ahead of several NASCAR Hall of Famers and just behind unquestioned superstars like Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip. In 1987, Allison became the first Cup rookie to qualify on the front row for a DAYTONA 500. Although he didn't win that race, he won two others that year and Rookie of the Year honors. Allison topped the series in races led (23) in 1991 and laps led (1,377) the following year. In both seasons, Allison won a career-best five races. Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers, the 1993 IROC champion was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association's Stock Car Hall of Fame in 1996 and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1998.

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