This page is a constant reminder of those people who were an inspiration to all of us, and lost they're lives doing what they wanted.
Neil Bonnett is a man who I had a lot of respect for. I became a Neil Bonnett fan as a follower of Bobby Allison. As a member of the (Alabama Gang), Neil had a wonderful career driving for the likes of the Wood Bros., Rahmoc, and Junior Johnson. I was one of the many who was just glad to see him return to broadcasting after his accident. I was an avid fan of "Winners" on TNN. I loved to watch races that were commentated by him. He seemed to have a knack for telling the same info over and over again without you thinking gee haven't you told that story, like five times already this season. I remember when I learned of his death, it was a shock to me because he had survived so much.
Neil Bonnett Career Wins
|Year||Date||Race Track||Car Owner||Car Make|
|1977||09/11||Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway||Jim Stacy||Dodge|
|11/20||Ontario Motor Speedway||Jim Stacy||Dodge|
|1979||05/20||Dover Downs Intl Speedway||Wood Brothers||Mercury|
|07/04||Daytona Intl Speedway||Wood Brothers||Mercury|
|11/04||Atlanta Intl Raceway||Wood Brothers||Mercury|
|1980||07/27||Pocono Intl Raceway||Wood Brothers||Mercury|
|08/03||Alabama Intl Motor Spdwy||Wood Brothers||Mercury|
|1981||09/07||Darlington Raceway||Wood Brothers||Ford|
|09/20||Dover Downs Intl Spdwy||Wood Brothers||Ford|
|11/08||Atlanta Intl Raceway||Wood Brothers||Ford|
|1982||05/30||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Wood Brothers||Ford|
|1983||05/29||Charlotte Motor Speedway||RahMoc-Hodgdon||Chevrolet|
|11/06||Atlanta Intl Raceway||RahMoc-Hodgdon||Chevrolet|
|1985||03/03||N. Carolina Motor Spdwy||Junior Johnson||Chevrolet|
|04/21||N. Wilkesboro Speedway||Junior Johnson||Chevrolet|
|1986||10/19||N. Carolina Motor Spdwy||Junior Johnson||Chevrolet|
|1988||02/21||Richmond Fairgrounds Rcwy||RahMoc||Pontiac|
|03/06||N. Carolina Motor Spdwy||RahMoc||Pontiac|
I will never forget when and how I found out that Alan had pasted away. I work 2nd shiftso I very seldom get home before midnite, and never get up before 10 am. I had worked overtime the night before so I was sleeping in on that day. I got up about 1 pm to get ready for work. I left my house and got into my car, on the steering wheel there was a note from a buddy of mine. It read
"Frank, Alan Kulwicki died in a plane crash last night in Bristol. Call me at work. Mike"
Well it was April 1st so knowing this buddy I figured it was a prank, so I just threw the note on the passengers seat and left for work. After I got to work I called him and found out it wasn't a joke. I was stunned. I didn't have anything on my mine the rest of the night.
After Davey died I was totally devastated I didn't know if I could continue to watch racing. I had lost 2 of my heroes in a short time frame, so I felt the only way to ease the pain was to show my colors to the world. I made two decals for my cars the first was a red "28", and the other was a Black "7". I put these in the back window, the decals were about 14" tall so that there was no mistake of whom I was a fan. I have a new image that was sent to me by a fellow fan, This image was taken at the Alabama Motorsports Hall of Fame. It belongs to Jody Colley (firstname.lastname@example.org). I am using the images with his permission.
Alan Kulwicki Career Wins
|Year||Date||Track||Car Owner||Car Make|
|1988||11/06||Phoenix Intl Raceway||AK Racing||Ford|
|1990||10/21||N. Carolina Motor Spdwy||AK Racing||Ford|
|1991||08/24||Bristol Intl Raceway||AK Racing||Ford|
|1992||04/05||Bristol Intl Raceway||AK Racing||Ford|
|06/14||Pocono Intl Raceway||AK Racing||Ford|