Davey Allison

usa United States
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David Carl Allison
Hueytown, AL
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Davey Allison was an American stock car driver. He was son of Bobby Allison, nephew of Donnie Allison, and brother of Clifford Allison. The Allisons, along with Red Farmer, Neil Bonnett, Hut Stricklin, and Mickey Gibbs were known in racing circles as the Alabama Gang.

After finding success in the ARCA Racing Series, Allison made select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts in 1985 and 1986. He was picked by Rainer-Lundy Racing to take over the #28 Ford for the 1987 season. He would go on to win twice and be named Rookie of the Year.

The team was sold to engine builder Robert Yates, to former Robert Yates Racing, late in the 1998 season. By 1991, Allison was a consistent contender and scored wins in the All Star Race and World 600 that year. The addition of Larry McReynolds as crew chief early in 1991 was paying dividends and would see ALlison finish third in the final standings. Read More


07/13/1993 – Allison dies after a helicopter accident at Talladega Superspeedway. Allison was attempting to land his helicopter in the infield, on July 12th, when the collective yoke broke, sending it out of control. Passenger Red Farmer was severely injured, but expected to recover.

06/10/1990Davey Allison makes his 100th career start at Sonoma

07/28/1985Davey Allison makes his first career start at Talladega

Cup Series

SeasonTeamStartsPolesWinsTop5sTop10sLaps CompLaps LedRaces LedDNFDNQWD
1985Ellington Racing3000153900220
1986Sadler Racing40000124700220
1986Junior Johnson & Associates10001188131000
1987Ranier Racing2252910551171011600
1988Ranier Racing29321216833361114700
1989Yates Racing2912713828724113600
1990Yates Racing290251091542228200
1991Yates Racing293512168770152823400
1992Yates Racing292515178996137718300
1993Yates Racing16016850612769000