It may be the greatest season NASCAR has ever had. The 1992 season was one that changed the sport in many ways. Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty was in the midst of his fan appreciation tour, marking the end of his 35-year career. Petty made the announcement during the 1991 season and from …
Editor’s Note: For Part One of Matt’s retrospective on Davey Allison, click “here.”:https://frontstretch.com/mmclaughlin/34578/
Robert Yates Racing and the team’s talented young driver Davey Allison made their official debut at the 1989 Daytona 500. Things got off to an inauspicious start. Davey was running well when Geoff Bodine got into his rear bumper and sent the No. 28 car spinning. The car rolled, but came down on all four wheels, and Allison limped off to the pits, where the crew was able to repair the car well enough to get him back out there for points. Allison finished 25th in that year’s race.
Q: I have noticed NASCAR racecars are carrying fewer contingency stickers. Are there fewer programs or are the teams not participating as in the past years?
Traditionally, this is always a slow time for NASCAR news. That’s why they invented Silly Season.
The segment that TNT did last Sunday (June 13) on Davey Allison brought some memories flooding back.
Denny Hamlin got a huge jump on the final restart, then drove off into the Michigan sunset like the rest of the field was on tricycles.
Where is Brian Vickers? Resting comfortably on blood-thinning medication. How might it affect his career? There is more damage to be done coming back too soon.
With so many new fans who don’t know the “Pre-Jeff Gordon” era of NASCAR, a lot of you may not know the historic day in Atlanta late in fall 1992.
I keep hearing comments on television that Mark Martin might be the best NASCAR driver who has never won a Cup championship. That may well be true and I have a LOT of respect for Mark. We were friends while he was in ASA and I was working in that series, and I’ve always liked …
Some drivers dread going to NASCAR’s fastest track for more reasons than one these days. But there’s one concern you might not have heard of, an issue that goes beyond the dangers posed by modern-day restrictor-plate racing – and proves far more difficult to fix. The truthfulness of the legend of the Talladega Curse is …