Bobby Allison, the 1983 champion of the NASCAR Cup Series, ended his career with 84 victories—tied for third on the all-time victory list with Darrell Waltrip.
- Inducted: 2011
A charter member of the "Alabama Gang"
A longtime resident of Hueytown, AL, Bobby Allison has become one of NASCAR’s most beloved former competitors.
Bobby Allison is cherished by millions of fans who remember his long list of accomplishments, which include his 1983 championship season, three (1978, 1982, 1988) Daytona 500 victories in 1978, 1982 and 1988, two NASCAR Modified Division championships in 1964 and 1965, two NASCAR Modified Special Division titles in 1962 and 1963 and a fantastic 1972 season, when he won 10 races, had 12 second-place efforts and 11 poles, in the process finishing second to Richard Petty in the series championship standings.
Allison showed remarkable resilience after a career-ending accident at Pocono Raceway in 1988—just months after he won the Daytona 500. He was named one of NASCAR’s “50 Greatest Drivers” in 1998.