Bobby Allison

Friday 3rd December 1937

Born on this day, Bobby Allison, former NASCAR Winston Cup driver and owner, named one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers. During the course of his career, Bobby Allison accumulated 84 credited 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. In 1972 he was voted national Driver of the Year for winning ten races and taking 11 poles (including a record 5 straight) and again in 1983 when he claimed his only championship. He was NASCAR Winston Cup Champion in 1983 driving for DiGard Racing.

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