Sept. 7, 1939
Part of the “Alabama Gang” and brother of racing champion Bobby Allison and uncle of Davey Allison, Donald “Donnie” Allison was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Miami. He’s a former driver on the NASCAR Grand National/Winston Cup circuit whose racing career spanned from 1966 to 1988.
Although he wasn’t a full-time driver, Donnie won 10 Winston Cup races. Donnie entered racing after a challenge from his brother Bobbie that he wouldn’t succeed at it.
Donnie’s career came to a halt in the 1981 World 600 at Charlotte when he was severely injured in a crash. However, he competed in 13 Winston Cup races afterward.
Donnie Allison was inducted in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2009.
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