Davey Allison was born in Hollywood, Florida†on February 25,†1961 and raised in Hueytown, Alabama. Ran his first race 4 months after his high school graduation. Won his first race two weeks after his first start. He won about 45 short track races between 1979 and 1984, all the time learning and moving up the racing ladder. His first win on a super speedway came at Talladega in 1983 in an ARCA 500K event. In 1984 he won ARCA's Rookie of the Year. He went on to win 19 Winston cup races and posted 66 top-five finishes and 93 top-ten finishes. He won $6.7 million in his career and is Talladega's all-time winner with 8 victories. Davey died in a helicopter crash on July 13, 1993.