Bobby Allison Tag

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MOORESVILLE, N.C. – As the holiday season approaches, NASCAR drivers, motorsports personalities and legends, and race fans came together at the 30th Anniversary of Stocks for Tots. Raising awareness for victims of child abuse, Hall of Famers, competitors from NASCAR, NHRA, and the Allison Legacy Series visited with race fans at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C. on December 4, 2018. Don Miller, co-founder of Stocks for Tots, admitted that he never expected Stocks for Tots to last 30 years, let alone become what itRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Prior to the start of on-track action at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America ROVAL 400, two NASCAR legends were honored up the road in Mooresville, N.C. Davey Allison and Ricky Rudd were inducted into the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, with in-ground plaques honoring the drivers in the city’s downtown. On hand for the event was Don Miller, N.C. Auto Racing Hall of Fame board member, 2016 inductee, and key note speaker, as well as board membersRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The Fall race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is often overshadowed by the Coca-Cola 600 and the All-Star Race, but there have been a few occasions when the second race date at the track provides a memorable finish. The 1972 National 500 was one of those races. David Pearson would put his Wood Brothers Mercury on the pole, with Buddy Baker joining him on the front row. In what would be the final race that the Wood Brothers entered two cars, A.J. Foyt qualified third, followedRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Last July at Pocono, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was postponed to Monday wound up getting shortened by fog, leading to Chris Buescher scoring his first career win in NASCAR’s premier division. Turns out that wasn’t the first time a race at Pocono has been shortened by fog and visibility issues. The first race shortened by fog came 31 years ago in the 1986 Summer 500 at Pocono, leading to not only a shortened race, but one of the closest finishes everRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer After last year’s historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, with a sell-out crowd and a large amount of media attention, I wondered if the momentum would continue into the next century of racing. Indeed, the 101st Running, slated for May 28, 2017, has a tough act to follow. What could possibly happen to top this? Enter Fernando Alonso. The stunning early-morning announcement on Wednesday that the two-time World Drivers Champion would run in the 500 caught the racing community by surprise. Many of usRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver After the last two weeks, I finally feel like our luck and season are starting to turn around and we have some momentum going. I would have loved to keep that momentum going this weekend, but it’s another off week for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. I will be heading to Charleston for some R&R.  Charleston is probably one of my favorite getaway spots that’s in driving distance from Charlotte – tons of awesome places to eat and I just love being at theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to Dover to take on the Monster Mile this weekend, “Throwback Thursday Theater” is upon us once again and in this week’s edition, we will take a look back at a race at Dover that was intriguing until the end and gave a legendary car owner his first and only win in the Cup Series – the 1981 Mason-Dixon 500. In the early eighties, Dover International Speedway was still as treacherous as it is today, except for theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer Ahead of Sunday’s trip to Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500, we’ll take a step back in time to the 1981 Talladega 500 for this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater” to showcase one of the most infamous finishes in Talladega history. For the first 13 years of the Talladega 500, no driver had ever repeated, paving the way for longshots and underdogs to make their way to victory lane. In the 1981 running of the race, that very thing wouldRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the Toyota Owners 400, we’ll take a step back in time in this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater” to look back at one of the most memorable races to ever take place at Richmond, the 1986 Miller High Life 400. Throughout the 1980’s, the feud between Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip continued to grow and by the time the series made their visit to Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway for the secondRead More