Alan Kulwicki Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor September 1991. The second stop of the month saw the NASCAR Winston Cup Series heading to Richmond Raceway for the Miller Genuine Draft 400, the first night race held on Richmond’s  0.75-mile oval. By the time all was said and done, the legend of “Mr. September” would have another chapter written. Harry Gant had won the Southern 500 at Darlington the week prior and came to Richmond looking to make it back to back wins for the first time in his career. Ahead of theRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, FL – NASCAR fans old and new will tell you that Alan Kulwicki represented the best of “old school” tradition while embracing the concept of progress and hard work. His NASCAR Cup championship career was simultaneously heralded by those watching his work and especially appreciated by the people competing against him in the garage. It was an unusual dichotomy of respect and awe. And while tragedy claimed his life in an April, 1993, plane accident the weekend of the Bristol, Tenn. spring race –Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For this week’s edition, which will focus on an alumnus of the Kulwicki Driver Development Program, Seth Eggert sat down with Alex Prunty, a 25-year-old Super Late Model driver that competes regularly at Slinger Speedway. Prunty drives the No. 11 Paul Reilly Company Super Late Model. He won the 2016 Kulwicki Cup as part of the KDDP. The Kulwicki Driver Development Program honor the legacy of 2019 NASCAR Hall of Famer, Alan Kulwicki. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Alex Prunty: “When I wasRead More
By: NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The five-person group – the 10th since the inception of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010 – consists of Davey Allison, Alan Kulwicki, Jeff Gordon, Roger Penske and Jack Roush. In addition, NASCAR announced that Jim Hunter earned the 2019 Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. The distinguished group will be honored during the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Feb. 1, 2019. The NASCARRead More
As a part of Charlotte race weeks, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting committee will gather on Wednesday, May 23 to induct five new names into the shrine of the sport’s legends. This year’s class will be the 10th in the history of the Hall of Fame and all 20 of the nominees have one reason or another that they should be inducted. With 20 nominees, the voting panel has a tough task to condense this year’s class down to five, so like the voting panel will do on WednesdayRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor When it comes to dark moments in NASCAR history, the April 1993 weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway ranks right up near the top. With the tragedy of losing Alan Kulwicki far too soon reaching its 25th anniversary this year, we look back at the weekend that was at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. Kulwicki was on top of the world after the 1992 season, having beaten the odds to hoist the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship trophy following a thrilling season finale. As both the ownerRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads into Phoenix for the second race of the West Coast swing. In this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater”, we take a look back to the race that started it all in the Valley of the Sun, the 1988 Checker 500. As the series headed into Phoenix in November of 1988, Bill Elliott and Rusty Wallace were locked in a championship battle that had seen Wallace gaining on Elliott’s lead over the last quarter of theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor For all of those who participate in NASCAR, from drivers to car owners, crew chiefs, and media members, the upper echelon of the sport is earning a place in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. On Tuesday, the nominating committee for the Hall of Fame announced the 20 names of those who will get their chance to be enshrined among the legends of the sport. Fifteen of the nominees are those who were carried over from last season, but there were also five new nominees lookingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer It was 25 years ago when NASCAR saw a changing of the guard, and today will be no different. ‘The King,’ Richard Petty ran his final race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Hooters 500, and a young Jeff Gordon made his debut. After an epic battle for the Championship, Bill Elliott won the race and Alan Kulwicki became one of the last owner-drivers to win the then-Winston Cup Series Championship. This is something that I am calling “The ’92 Effect.” Like the 1992 season,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor As a part of Charlotte race weeks, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting committee will gather on Wednesday, May 24 to induct five new names into the shrine of the sport’s legends. This year’s class will be the ninth in the history of the Hall of Fame and all 20 of the nominees have one reason or another that they should be inducted. With 20 nominees, the voting panel has a tough task to condense this year’s class down to five, so like the votingRead More