Articles tagged Bobby Allison

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Busman's holiday

Drivers who raced what you wouldn't expect them to... Benny Parsons BMW 3.0CSL, Daytona 24 Hours, 1976. By Gary Watkins There's nothing new under the sun, so they say. This year NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte and Rusty Wallace all turned out in the Daytona 24 Hours driving the dumpy Grand-Am prototypes that you'll never see outside North America; 30 years ago it was Bobby Allison,...

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Nigel Roebuck

Legends: Gary Bettenhausen "I can't believe I'm in England," said Gary Bettenhausen at Goodwood, "driving this race car my dad used to drive 53 years ago..." Bettenhausen's father Tony, whom Denis Jenkinson described in 1957 as 'a sort of Indianapolis Fangio', dominated the 1951 AAA Championship, winning eight of 14 races, but the Belanger Special also won the Indy 500, in the hands of Lee...

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IVE BEEN

TONY STEWART III eon The snort fuse can St spark up, but NASCAR's '21st Century AJ Hoyt' nos grown up Tocay, Tony Stewart s US roong's fastest-rsng tycoon Move over, Roger Pens BY GORDON KIRBY n his early forties Tony Stewart has arrived. Not only is he one of America's most respected race drivers but he is also a multi-faceted maven of the sport. A three-time NASCAR champion, Stewart owns and...

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American comment

The Imperial Tobacco Co., through its Player's brand of cigarettes, is launching its second decade of support for Canadian motor racing with an expansion programme offering over a quarter of a million dollars (£100,000) for three international races and two Canadian championship series. Under the expansion programme, Player's will continue its support of the Player's Grand Prix of Canada and will...

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AMERICAN COMMENT

FOLLOWING Bobby Isaac's victory in a Dodge in the final race of the 1969 season and Pete Hamilton's victory at the Daytona 500 in a Plymouth, Chrysler's resurgence in NASCAR's major Grand National stock car races has continued with further wins by Richard Petty in a Plymouth at the Carolina 500 at Rockingham, NC, by Bobby Allison in a Dodge in the Atalanta 500 and by Hamilton again in a Plymouth...

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AMERICAN COMMENT

THE WORKS Plymouths, represented by Petty Engineering and its drivers, the veteran Richard Petty himself and comparative rookie, Pete Hamilton, made an impressive return to NASCAR's superspeedways when Hamilton upset all the odds and scored a stunning upset victory over David Pearson's Ford in NASCAR's most prestigious event, the Daytona 500 on February 22nd. It was a tremendous finish as...

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Doug Nye

Whiskey chasers Whatever the future holds, NASCAR still has its rich history, as one episode concerning moonshine in Middle Georgia proves… For quite some time now, roundy-roundy NASCAR racing has enjoyed a near-stranglehold upon American TV mass-market motor sports audiences. How that market might hold up in future is presently demanding close analysis. Current NASCAR vehicles based upon the...

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Bobby Allison: stars & swipes

For more than 20 years he went fender to fender — and occasionally toe to toe — in racing's toughest gig: NASCAR. He scored 84 wins, but they came at a heavy personal cost. By Damien Smith Where do you start with a man like Bobby Allison? So many races, so many wins, cars, teams; the anecdotes, the laughter, the disappointments... the tragedy. A life dedicated to the gladiatorial world of stock...

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American comment

Although Canadian John Cannon had already wrapped up the SCCA's Continental Championship, Mark Donohue scored his second championship win in three starts when he drove Roger Penske's long-wheelbase, Chevrolet-powered Lola T192 to victory in the 13th and last race of the series over the 2.2-mile short course at Sebring. A measure of Donohue's superiority is indicated by the fact that he put the...

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Busman's holiday

Drivers who raced what you wouldn't expect them to... Jim Clark Ford Fairlane, American 500,1967 By Ed Heuvink After winning the Mexican Grand Prix in late October 1967, Jim Clark had some time on his hands before the non-championship Spanish GP. As a tax exile, he had never been in a hurry to fly back to Europe after a long-haul event. On this occasion Clark was already on the American continent...

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