Sunday, July 30, 2017

"Alabama Gang Member" Neil Bonnett Born - July 30, 1946

July 30, 1946 – February 11, 1994
Neil Bonnett
(Photo credit; neilbonnett.com)
Born in Hueytown, Alabama, USA.
Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers, Bonnett began his NASCAR career as a protégé of 1983 Winston Cup champion Bobby Allison, working on the team's cars. He later became part of the famous "Alabama Gang" that included himself, Red Farmer and the Allison family, father Bobby, brother Donnie and, later, son Davey.

Bonnett, who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career, was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame in 1997 and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2001.

Bonnett lost his life during the first practice session for the "Daytona 500". For more see; Remembering Neil Bonnett

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