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Tony Stewart (left) greets Bobby Allison, Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Tony Stewart (left) greets Bobby Allison, Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The Numbers

  • 1983 Sprint Cup Series Champion
  • 84 Sprint Cup Series wins
  • 3-time Daytona 500 winner and 4-time Southern 500 winner
  • Inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011

The History

Allison is a former Sprint Cup Series champion having won his title in 1983. To go along with his Sprint Cup Series title, Allison is also an IROC champion (1980).

Allison won 84 times during his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career which is a pretty remarkable number of wins and good enough for 4th on the all-time list tied with Darrell Waltrip. While winning 84 races Allison won the Daytona 500 three times (1978, 1982 and 1988), the Southern 500 four times (1971, 1972, 1975 and 1983), the World 600 twice (1981 and 1984) and the Winston 500 three times (1979, 1981 and 1986). Allison was also named the Most Popular Driver in the Sprint Cup Series on seven different occasions during his career.

The Legend

In 1998 Allison was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers. In 2011 he was then inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Allison is one of 26 drivers to have won in each of NASCAR’s top series. He finished his career with 84 Cup wins, two Xfinity Series wins and six Truck Series wins. Although Allison has 84 official wins in the Sprint Cup Series; some maintain he should really have 85 or 86. Controversies in a pair of races have him stuck at 84.

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