Allison won his first NASCAR Winston Cup race at his "home
track", the Talladega SuperSpeedway on May 3, 1987. He was the
only driver in NASCAR Winston Cup History to win two races and
five poll positions in his first season on the world's most
competitive racing circuit, and was honored as the series'
Rookie of the Year.
In 191 races spanning only five
complete NASCAR Winston Cup season, Davey earned 19 victories,
including the 1992 Daytona 500, to rank fifth among active
drivers. He was the first driver to win The Winston
all-star race two years in a row, and was honored as the 1992
Driver of the Year by the National Motorsports Press
Association. In 1993, Davey brought special honor upon
himself as winner of the International Race of Champions series.
motorsports world, Texaco, and surrounding communities, will
always remember Davey as a true Alabama Sports Legend, who not
only made outstanding contributions to the sport of professional
automobile racing, but who also brought honor to the State of
Alabama as result of his personal and professional excellence.
This Park is dedicated to the
memory and accomplishments of Davey Allison: husband, father,
son, Friend and Driver of the #28 Texaco Ford Thunderbird.
Known as the one of NASCAR's greatest champions, Davey's
outstanding contributions to the sport of professional
automobile racing during his early career laid a foundation of
promise for years to come. Tragically, that promise was to
go unfulfilled upon his untimely passing on July 13, 1993.
Davey Allison always emulated the
proud, fiercely competitive tradition of racing's
famous "Alabama Gang" led by his legendary father Bobby.
Beyond his competitive and indomitable winning spirit, a
tireless devotion to his sport and its fans was an abiding
kindness and compassion for all.
Even as we mourn his death, we
give thanks unto God for the life of David Carl "Davey" Allison.
For his friends at Texaco, his family and fans alike, it was an
honor to be associated with one of the finest young men we have