Wednesday, July 7, 2010

NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee spotlight: Bobby Allison

Bobby Allison is among the second class of 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was also among the first class of nominees that the inaugural class of 2010 was chosen from.

Allison, one of the original members of the famed "Alabama Gang," actually originally hailed from Miami, Fla., but he packed up and moved to Hueytown, Ala., his long-time home, to further his budding racing career by being in closer proximity to the many short tracks that dotted the Alabama landscape at the time.

The move payed off, as Allison would eventually become a NASCAR legend, so much so that he was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.

To read more of this biography, visit Cup Series News and Notes.

Photo of Bobby Allison courtesy of NASCAR Media.


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