DAVEY ALLISON

1961-1993

Davey Allison drove for Robert Yates Racing in the #28 Texaco Havoline
Ford Thunderbird. Davey's career was tragically cut short when he died from injuries suffered when the helicopter he was piloting crashed while landing at Talladega Motor Speedway in July of 1993.

Truth be told-not before or since the loss of Davey Allison has there been such an impressive and precise pit crew.
Their skill and speed was poetry in motion.

Even if you didn't like Fords- you had to tip your hat to a pit crew
that no one has been able to compete with yet....not even the new 28 teams.

Davey would have been a thorn in Jeff Gordon's side, and would have probably prevented or made those Gordon Championships alot harder to get.

Winston Cup Starts: 191
Wins: 19
Top 5: 66
Top 10: 92
Poles: 14

1st Winston Cup race: 1985-Talladega
1st Full Season: 1987
1st Winston Cup Win: 1987-Talladega(Winston 500)

Hometown: Hueytown, Alabama
Birthdate and location: 2/25/61 in Hollywood, FL
Family: Liz(wife), Krista Marie, Robert(Robbie)Grey
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160
Hobbies: Golf, Flying

Career Highlights
Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (1995)
1993 IROC Champion
1992 Daytona 500 Winner
1988 Alabama Sportsman of the Year
1987 Nascar Winston Cup Rookie of the Year
1984 ARCA Rookie of the Year
In his rookie year Davey won 2 races and 5 poles
Most memorable moment-finishing 2nd to his dad Bobby in the 1988 Daytona 500

Tribute Links
In Memory of Davey Allison
http://members.wbs.net/homepages/i/n/m/inmemoryofdaveyallison.html

At the end of the 1993 Winston Cup Season, two of Nascars most
prominent Drivers paid tribute to Davey Allison, and Alan Kulwicki.

Rusty Wallace won the race in Atlanta, and Earnhardt won the
Winston Cup Championship. Both drivers took a Polish Victory Lap,
and paid tribute to the drivers who were lost in 1993.