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Donnie Allison
Donnie Allison
Born (1939-09-07) September 7, 1939 (age 78)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Achievements

1970 World 600 Winner
1971 Winston 500 Winner
1970 Firecracker 400 Winner

1975 Snowball Derby winner
Awards

1967 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
1970 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year

International Motorsports Hall of Fame (2009)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
242 races run over 20 years
Best finish 16th (1967)
First race 1966 National 500 (Charlotte)
Last race 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 (Michigan)
First win 1968 Carolina 500 (Rockingham)
Last win 1978 Dixie 500 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
10 115 18
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
20 races run over 5 years
Best finish 34th (1987)
First race 1984 Miller Time 300 (Charlotte)
Last race 1989 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0
NASCAR Grand National East Series career
2 races run over 1 year
First race 1972 Mr. D's 200 (Nashville)
Last race 1972 Mountaineer 300 (West Virginia)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of February 28, 2013.

Dunkiny "Donnie" Allison (born September 7, 1939 in Miami, Florida) is a former driver on the NASCAR Grand National/Winston Cup circuit, who won ten times during his racing career, which spanned the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. He was part of the "Alabama Gang," and is the brother of 1983 champion Bobby Allison and uncle of Davey Allison and Clifford Allison. He was inducted in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2009.

NASCAR career

Allison managed to get ten wins in NASCAR Cup Series competition with his first coming at the 1968 Carolina 500 at Rockingham Speedway and his final at the 1978 Dixie 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Allison would suffer serious injuries at the 1981 Coca Cola 600,[1][2] this would end his career in NASCAR for the most part.[3] Allison would only race fourteen more Winston Cup races (he would also fail to qualify four times for races during this time) from 1982 to 1988. Allison would also win the 1967 NASCAR Grand National Rookie of the Year.

1979 Daytona 500

Allison possibly is most remembered for his involvement in a final-lap crash and a subsequent fist-fight with Cale Yarborough in the 1979 Daytona 500. He was leading the race on the final lap with Yarborough drafting him tightly. As Yarborough attempted his signature slingshot pass at the end of the backstretch, Allison attempted to block him but Yarborough refused to give ground. As he pulled alongside Allison, his left side tires left the pavement and went into the wet and muddy infield grass. Yarborough's car resultingly started losing control and contacted Allison's halfway down the backstretch. As both drivers tried to regain control, their cars made contact several times and finally locked together and crashed into the outside wall in turn 3. After the cars settled in the grass, Allison and Yarborough started to argue. After they had talked it out, Bobby Allison, who was lapped at that point, pulled over and began to defend his brother, but a fist-fight broke out. It all happened on the first nationally televised NASCAR race. Richard Petty, who was over half a lap behind at the time of the crash, went on to win the race. The fight made headlines all across America. The publicity was instrumental in the growth of NASCAR.

USAC career

Allison first raced in the USAC Championship Car Series in 1970. Driving the No. 83 Greer Eagle 67-Offenhauser for Ansted-Thompson Racing in the 1970 Indianapolis 500, he finished 4th and won the 1970 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award. He would have finished 20th in points, but because he was using a NASCAR license, he was ineligible for points. For the 1971 Allison drove the No. 84 Purolator Filters Coyote-Ford V8, finishing 6th in the Indianapolis 500. He also competed in the Rex Mays 150 at Milwaukee State Fairgrounds Speedway, the Schaefer 500 at Pocono International Raceway, and the California 500 at Ontario Motor Speedway, retiring from both. Allison was again ineligible for points.

Awards

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)

Grand National Series

NASCAR Grand National Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 NGNC Pts Ref
1966 Robert Harper 05 Chevy AUG RSD DAY DAY DAY CAR BRI ATL HCY CLB GPS BGS NWS MAR DAR LGY MGR MON RCH CLT DTS ASH PIF SMR AWS BLV GPS DAY ODS BRR OXF FON ISP BRI SMR NSV ATL
DNQ
CLB AWS BLV BGS DAR HCY RCH HBO MAR NWS CLT
27
CAR
9
64th 1944 [4]
1967 AUG RSD DAY
20
DAY DAY
11
AWS BRI
7
GPS BGS ATL
12
CLB HCY NWS MAR
19
SVH RCH 16th 18298 [5]
Donald Brackins 2 Chevy DAR
27
BLV
4
LGY
5
ASH
2*
MGR SMR
15
BIR
15
CAR GPS MGY
19
Jon Thorne 12 Dodge CLT
26
Ford DAY
10
TRN OXF FDA ISP ATL
4
BGS CLB SVH DAR
7
HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR
24
NWS CLT
15
CAR
25
AWS
Chevy BRI
25
SMR NSV
1968 Holman-Moody 66 Ford MGR MGY RSD DAY
40
25th 1307 [6]
Matthews Racing 27 Ford BRI
30
RCH ATL
3
HCY GPS CLB NWS MAR
3
AUG AWS DAR
29
BLV LGY CLT
2
ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR
1
GPS DAY ISP OXF FDA TRN BRI
34
SMR NSV ATL
3
CLB BGS AWS SBO LGY DAR
10
HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR
8
NWS AUG CLT
6
CAR
16
JFC
1969 MGR MGY RSD DAY
3
DAY DAY
3*
CAR
6
AUG BRI
5
ATL CLB HCY GPS RCH NWS MAR AWS DAR
34
BLV LGY CLT
2
MGR SMR MCH
27
KPT GPS NCF DAY
3
DOV TPN TRN BLV BRI
3
NSV SMR ATL
5
MCH
33
SBO BGS AWS DAR
4
HCY RCH TAL CLB MAR
31
NWS CLT
1*
SVH AUG CAR
30
JFC MGR TWS
2
24th 1662 [7]
1970 RSD
4
DAY
4
DAY DAY
35
RCH CAR SVH ATL
7
BRI
1*
TAL NWS
22
CLB DAR BLV LGY CLT
1*
SMR MAR MCH RSD HCY
17
KPT GPS DAY
1
AST TPN TRN BRI
25
SMR NSV ATL
5
CLB ONA MCH
28
TAL BGS SBO DAR
11*
HCY
6
RCH
3
DOV NCF CLT
18
MAR
5
MGR CAR
4
LGY 40th 841 [8]
Junior Johnson & Associates 98 Ford NWS
3
1971 Matthews Racing 27 Mercury RSD DAY
6
DAY DAY
26
ONT RCH CAR HCY BRI ATL CLB GPS SMR NWS 29th 1280 [9]
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Mercury MAR
15*
DAR
4*
SBO TAL
1
ASH KPT CLT
2
DOV MCH
4*
RSD HOU GPS DAY
5
BRI AST ISP TRN NSV ATL
6
BGS ONA MCH TAL
41
CLB HCY DAR MAR
5
CLT
3
DOV CAR
39
MGR RCH NWS TWS

Winston Cup Series

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts Ref
1972 Monty Myers 27 Chevy RSD DAY RCH ONT CAR ATL
5
BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL
28
36th 1849.15 [10]
Bud Moore Engineering 15 Ford CLT
34
DOV MCH
33
DAY
8
BRI TRN ATL
32
DAR
38
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
25
CAR TWS
Penske Racing 16 AMC RSD
3
TWS
Crawford Racing 22 Plymouth TAL
31
MCH NSV
1973 DiGard Motorsports 59 Chevy RSD DAY
DNQ
RCH
25
CAR BRI
24
ATL NWS
9
DAR 35th 1755.75 [11]
88 MAR
27
DOV
38
TWS RSD MCH
7
DAY
28
BRI ATL
3
TAL
26
NSV DAR RCH DOV
12
NWS MAR
34
CLT
32
CAR
6
08 TAL
2
NSV CLT
1974 88 RSD
6
DAY
6
RCH
17
CAR
27
BRI
5
ATL
5
DAR
4
NWS
7
MAR
23
TAL
36
NSV
2
DOV
30
CLT
30
RSD MCH
20
DAY
33
BRI NSV ATL
30
POC TAL
40
MCH DAR RCH DOV
31
NWS MAR
3
CLT
4
CAR
6
ONT 17th 728.8 [12]
1975 RSD DAY
28
RCH CAR
28
BRI ATL
6
NWS DAR
3
MAR
21
TAL
42
NSV DOV
28
CLT
9
RSD MCH
35
DAY
5
NSV POC 28th 1376 [13]
Ellington Racing 28 Chevy TAL
3
MCH DAR DOV NWS MAR ATL
27
ONT
Howard & Egerton Racing 27 Chevy CLT
33
RCH CAR
9
BRI
1976 Ellington Racing 28 Chevy RSD DAY CAR RCH BRI ATL NWS DAR
34
MAR TAL
7
NSV DOV
35
CLT
6
RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR
33
RCH DOV MAR NWS ONT
34
34th 988 [14]
1 CLT
1
CAR
7
ATL
3
1977 RSD DAY
30
RCH CAR
3
ATL
4
NWS DAR
2
BRI MAR
26
TAL
4*
NSV DOV CLT
33
RSD MCH
24
DAY
6
NSV POC TAL
1*
MCH BRI DAR
2
RCH DOV
4
MAR
28
NWS CLT
36
CAR
1*
ATL
4*
ONT
42
24th 1970 [15]
1978 Olds RSD DAY
39
RCH POC
35
TAL
2
MCH
29
BRI DOV
9
MAR NWS 25th 1993 [16]
Chevy CAR
31
ATL
3
BRI DAR
23
NWS MAR TAL
24
DOV CLT
2
NSV RSD MCH
5
DAY
33
NSV DAR
24
RCH CLT
4
CAR
20
ATL
1
ONT
3
1979 RSD
5
CAR
30
RCH
9
ATL
7
NWS
11
BRI
6
DAR
3
MAR
27
CLT
37
TWS RSD MCH
2
DAY
12
NSV POC TAL
30
MCH BRI DAR
31
RCH DOV
2
MAR CLT
5
NWS CAR
4
ATL
35
ONT
11
24th 2508 [17]
Olds DAY
4*
TAL
23
NSV DOV
1980 RSD DAY
7
RCH 26th 1730 [18]
Chevy CAR
5
ATL
26
BRI DAR NWS MAR
Halpern Enterprises 02 Olds TAL
25
NSV DOV
Ogden Racing 18 Chevy CLT
31
TWS
Kennie Childers Racing 12 Chevy RSD
30
MCH
36
NSV
27
POC MCH
3
BRI DAR
32
RCH DOV
7
NWS MAR
6
CLT
5
CAR
22
ATL
37
ONT
39
Olds DAY
19
TAL
26
1981 RSD DAY
12
RCH CAR
34
ATL
29
BRI NWS DAR MAR 44th 527 [19]
John Rebhan 77 Olds TAL
5
NSV DOV
11
CLT
38
TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD
1982 Ogden Racing 18 Buick DAY
34
RCH BRI ATL
11
CAR
22
45th 406 [20]
Rogers Racing 37 Buick DAR
9
NWS MAR
30
TAL
6
NSV DOV
8
CLT
37
POC RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS CLT MAR CAR
Ellington Racing 1 Olds ATL
38
RSD
1983 Cliff Stewart Racing 88 Pontiac DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV BRI CLT RSD POC MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL
36
RSD
14
NA 0 [21]
1986 Gray Racing 54 Chevy DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR
33
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD 114th 64 [22]
1987 DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL DAR NWS BRI MAR TAL CLT DOV POC RSD MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR RSD ATL NA - [23]
1988 AAG Racing 34 Buick DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN 81st 58 [24]
Bob Clark Motorsports 31 Olds MCH
35
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL
Daytona 500

Busch Series

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NBSC Pts Ref
1984 A.G. Dillard Motorsports 22 Olds DAY RCH CAR HCY MAR DAR ROU NSV LGY MLW DOV CLT SBO HCY ROU SBO ROU HCY IRP LGY SBO BRI DAR RCH NWS CLT
8
HCY CAR MAR 72nd 142 [25]
1986 Collins Engineering 23 Buick DAY
5
CAR HCY MAR BRI DAR
9
SBO LGY JFC DOV CLT
40
SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO RAL OXF SBO HCY LGY ROU BRI DAR
35
RCH DOV MAR ROU CLT
11
CAR
30
MAR 38th 597 [26]
1987 DAY
21
HCY MAR
9
DAR
29
BRI
28
LGY SBO CLT
29
DOV IRP
16
ROU JFC OXF SBO HCY RAL LGY ROU BRI JFC DAR
34
RCH DOV MAR
15
CLT
12
CAR
7
MAR 34th 957 [27]
1988 DAY
23
HCY CAR MAR DAR BRI LNG NZH SBO NSV CLT
13
DOV ROU LAN LVL MYB OXF SBO HCY LNG IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
DNQ
CAR MAR 63rd 218 [28]
1989 DAY
37
CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI NZH SBO LAN NSV CLT DOV ROU LVL VOL MYB SBO HCY DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT CAR MAR 94th 52 [29]

International Race of Champions

(key) (Bold - Pole position. * - Most laps led.)

International Race of Champions results
Year Make Q1 Q2 Q3 1 2 Pos. Pts Ref
1978-79 Chevy MCH
3
MCH RSD RSD
10
ATL
11
10th NA [30]
1979-80 MCH
8
MCH RSD RSD ATL NA 0 [31]

American open-wheel racing

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

USAC Championship Car

USAC Championship Car results
Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
1970 Foyt-Greer Racing Eagle 67 Ford 159ci V8t PHX SON TRE INDY
4
MIL LAN CDR MCH IRP ISF MIL ONT DSF INF SED TRE SAC PHX 20th 600
1971 Foyt-Greer Racing Coyote 71 Ford 159ci V8t RAF RAF PHX TRE INDY
6
POC
28
MCH MIL ONT
24
TRE PHX NC 0
Coyote 69 MIL
17
Indianapolis 500
Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1970 Eagle Ford 20 4 Foyt-Greer Racing
1971 Coyote Ford 20 6 Foyt-Greer Racing

References

  1. ^ "Donnie Allison Crash Charlotte 1981. Official Footage". 
  2. ^ White, Woody (May 27, 1982). "Donnie Allison relives World 600 accident". The Spartanburg Herald. 
  3. ^ Zier, Patrick (February 15, 1986). "Donnie Allison ready to prove he belongs". The Ledger. Lakeland, Florida. 
  4. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1966 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1967 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1968 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1969 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1970 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  9. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  17. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  22. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  24. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  25. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1984 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  26. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1986 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  27. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1987 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  28. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1988 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  29. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1989 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  30. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1979 IROC Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  31. ^ "Donnie Allison - 1980 IROC Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2017. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Pete Hamilton
Snowball Derby Winner
1975
Succeeded by
Darrell Waltrip
Awards
Preceded by
Mark Donohue
Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year
1970
Succeeded by
Denny Zimmerman

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