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Glory Road 2.0 Welcomes Bobby Allison's 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle

December 07, 2013

Allison's Chevrolet Chevelle Marks Sixth of Nine Exclusive Sneak Peeks of Glory Road 2.0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 2013) – As part of the revamped Glory Road set to debut Saturday, Jan. 11, the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced the sixth of nine exclusive sneak peeks included in the exhibit. The 1973 No. 12 Coca-Cola Chevrolet Chevelle will join the 18 historic cars that will comprise the exhibit. The reveal took place during a Q&A and surprise birthday party for Bobby Allison at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday, Dec. 7.

About Bobby Allison's 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle

Bobby Allison, a 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, drove the 1973 No. 12 Coca-Cola Chevrolet Chevelle marking his return to team ownership after driving with Junior Johnson’s team the previous season. Allison carried the coveted Coca-Cola sponsorship with him when he left Johnson’s team. With his brother Eddie serving as crew chief, Allison drove the Chevrolet Chevelle to two wins with six poles and 15 top five finishes in 27 starts during the 1973 season. Throughout his racing career, Allison was one of the most popular drivers on the circuit. And now, years after his retirement, he remains one of the most popular figures in the sport. Allison began his career on the short tracks of South Florida before moving to Alabama in the early 1960s. Allison, his brother Donnie and fellow Floridian Red Farmer made up what became known as “The Alabama Gang” as they traveled across the state picking up win after win. Allison ended his premier series career in 1988 with the 1983 championship title and, according to NASCAR records, 84 victories. His career was capped with his induction into the second class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011.

About Glory Road 2.0

Glory Road, which features 18 historic stock cars encircling the Great Hall, has served as one of the Hall’s most prominent focal points since opening. Speedways from across the country are illustrated here as well, where guests can touch the texture of various tracks and feel the intense banking that drivers face week-to-week. Glory Road 2.0 will see 18 new cars that reflect the six generations of premier series race cars that have been driven and built by some of the sport’s most celebrated drivers, owners and mechanics. 

To mark this major exhibit revamp, the Hall will provide an exclusive sneak peek of artifacts in the coming weeks via in-person and social media unveils. The nine debuts will culminate with a behind-the-scenes media preview of all 18 cars in January. Prior to each Glory Road 2.0 announcement, stay tuned to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on nascarhall.comFacebookTwitter and Instagram for sneak peek details of the NASCAR stock cars that will find a new home in this exhibit. Upcoming in-person photo opportunities that will be open to the public will be announced accordingly. Please note, stock car generations and sneak peek dates are subject to change.

Glory Road 2.0 Sneak Peek Schedule:

Date

Generation

Car Unveiled

Oct. 12

Generation 1

Buck Baker's 1957 Chevrolet "Black Widow"

Nov. 5

Generation 4

Jeff Gordon's 1994 Chevrolet Lumina

Nov. 12

Generation 5

Tony Stewart's 2011 Chevrolet Impala

Nov. 17

Generation 2

 Ned Jarrett's 1966 Ford Fairlane

Nov. 29

Generation 4

 Jimmie Johnson's 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Dec. 7

Generation 2

 Bobby Allison's 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle

Dec. 10

Generation 4

 

Dec. 17

Generation 1

 

Dec. 26

Generation 1

 

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About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. The venue is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The five-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000 square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. nascarhall.com

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