The 1979 Daytona 500—Donnie Allison’s side of the story

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A few days after the 1979 Daytona 500, Donnie Allison’s wife Pat called him to the phone.

“Hello?” Allison said.

He didn’t recognize the voice on the other end of the line, and the caller didn’t identify himself, saying simply, “They have a film that shows the wreck. Make ‘em show it to you.”

“Who is this?” Allison insisted.

“They have a film that shows the wreck,” the voice repeated. “Make ‘em show it to you.”

Click. The line went dead. Continue reading