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Bobby Allison | Class of 2011

April 10, 2013, NASCAR.com

Bobby Allison

NASCAR Hall of Fame member

Bobby Allison, the 1983 champion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, ended his career with 84 victories -- tied for third on the all-time victory list with Darrell Waltrip.

(b. 12-3-37) 

Hometown: Hueytown, Ala.

Competed: 1961-88

Starts: 718 

Wins: 84

Poles: 58

A charter member of the “Alabama Gang,” the longtime resident of Hueytown, Ala., has become one of NASCAR’s most beloved former competitors, in large part because of his remarkable resilience after a career-ending accident at Pocono Raceway in 1988 -- just several months after he won the Daytona 500.

Allison continues to be cherished by the millions of fans who remember his long list of accomplishments:

His 1983 championship season:

-- His three (1978, ’82 ’88) Daytona 500 victories -- especially the third, when he beat his son Davey to the finish, earning what would be his last victory.

-- His two NASCAR Modified Division championships, in 1964 and 1965.

-- His two NASCAR Modified Special Division titles in 1962-63.

-- And his fantastic 1972 season when he won 10 races, had 12 second-place efforts and 11 poles, in the process finishing second to Richard Petty in the series championship standings.

Fittingly, Allison was named one of NASCAR’s “50 Greatest Drivers” in 1998.

 

 

 
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Statistics
Year Age Races Win Top 5 Top 10 Pole Laps Led Rank AvSt AvFn RAF Miles LLF
1961 24 4 of 52 0 0 0 0 359 0   35.8 34.8 2 754.3 0
1965 28 8 of 55 0 0 3 0 799 0   20.9 19.5 4 1350.7 0
1966 29 33 of 49 3 10 15 4 6949 714   13.5 15.1 17 5499.6 3
1967 30 45 of 49 6 21 27 2 10157 1554   8.0 10.7 28 7990.4 10
1968 31 37 of 49 2 18 20 2 8781 690   7.7 12.0 20 7682.1 6
1969 32 27 of 54 5 13 15 1 6445 1112   8.1 13.5 14 6760.7 9
1970 33 46 of 48 3 30 35 5 12452 1272   5.3 6.8 39 11283.2 13
1971 34 41 of 48 10 26 30 9 11466 3421   5.7 8.5 32 12261.0 14
1972 35 31 of 31 10 25 27 11 10063 4353   4.0 5.3 28 12020.7 20
1973 36 27 of 28 2 15 16 6 8072 869   4.6 13.1 16 8855.6 3
1974 37 27 of 30 2 17 17 3 7523 830   5.9 11.3 17 9262.7 5
1975 38 19 of 30 3 10 10 3 4268 578 24 4.4 15.4 10 6231.8 6
1976 39 30 of 30 0 15 19 2 8735 360 4 5.2 11.7 21 10377.0 6
1977 40 30 of 30 0 5 15 0 7023 102 8 9.8 17.2 18 7960.4 1
1978 41 30 of 30 5 14 22 1 9284 1046 2 6.9 9.4 23 10719.0 9
1979 42 31 of 31 5 18 22 3 9885 1854 3 5.1 8.6 24 11415.8 13
1980 43 31 of 31 4 12 18 2 8244 946 6 6.7 14.1 18 9200.7 9
1981 44 31 of 31 5 21 26 2 10098 1182 2 7.9 6.8 28 11762.3 18
1982 45 30 of 30 8 14 20 1 9184 2423 2 7.8 9.3 22 11006.0 12
1983 46 30 of 30 6 18 25 0 10038 1755 1 11.3 7.0 28 11704.6 18
1984 47 30 of 30 2 13 19 0 9051 1160 6 12.0 11.9 26 10676.1 11
1985 48 28 of 28 0 7 11 0 7656 422 12 16.0 16.6 20 9475.3 5
1986 49 29 of 29 1 6 15 0 8391 127 6 11.7 13.6 23 10107.5 9
1987 50 29 of 29 1 4 13 1 7962 332 9 10.7 15.3 20 9777.1 10
1988 51 13 of 29 1 3 6 0 4303 104 33 17.9 13.6 12 4850.8 2
25 years   718 84 335 446 58 197188 27206   10.1 12.8 510 218985.4 212
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