Note: This is the third in a five-part series of features detailing the careers of each of the five inductees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The inductees, who will be officially enshrined on Jan. 19 (8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), are Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates.
Ken Squier, the man who coined the phrase “The Great American Race” to describe the Daytona 500 will formally join NASCAR’s “Greatest” later this week. The co-founder of Motor Racing Network (MRN) and longtime voice of the sport will become the first broadcaster among the Hall of Fame’s legendary list of inductees. Continue reading →
Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2015 Photo – Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Ford Motor Company in general, and the Wood Brothers in particular, have had some glorious Sunday afternoons at Talladega Superspeedway through the years.
In the early years of the track that opened in 1969, the Wood Brothers won five races from the spring of 1971, when Donnie Allison drove the iconic No. 21 to victory at his home track, until the fall of 1979, when another Alabama driver, the late Neil Bonnett, scored the victory.
In between were three consecutive wins in the spring race by David Pearson, from 1972-1974. Continue reading →
Donnie Allison Book Re-Released; Set for Signings During Aaron’s Dream Weekend
Talladega Superspeedway is proud to congratulate legendary “Alabama Gang” member Donnie Allison and local author Jimmy Creed on the re-release of their book “Donnie Allison … As I Recall.”
Fans visiting Talladega Superspeedway for the upcoming Aaron’s Dream Weekend (May 3-5) will have several opportunities to meet Donnie and the author, buy the book and get it autographed.
Allison, as well as Creed, will do book-signing sessions at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame adjacent to Talladega Superspeedway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. They will also meet and greet fans who attend the Aaron’s 499 on Sunday, May 5, during another book-signing session to be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. adjacent to the track’s Allison Grandstand. Continue reading →