NASCAR LEGEND BOBBY ALLISON TO BE HONORED AT
STAFFORD SPEEDWAY'S CARQUEST FALL FINAL WEEKEND
As part of a season-long celebration of 60 years of Modified
champions, NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will be honored prior to the
running of the CARQUEST Fall Final 150 on September 28th at Stafford
Motor Speedway. Allison made his mark in racing driving on the
Sprint Cup Series, but he began his racing career at the Modified
level and won several championships there before moving up to Sprint
Cup Series competition.
Allison won the 1962 and 1963 Modified Special Division
championships and was the National Modified champion in 1964. From
there, he moved into what was then known as Grand National Racing.
Allison scored his first career victory at Oxford Plains Speedway on
July 12, 1966. Allison would go on to win a grand total of 84 Sprint
Cup Series races, tying him with Darrell Waltrip for third place on
the all-time Sprint Cup Series Winners list.
Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup title and was five-times a
runner-up in the Sprint Cup Series points standings. Allison is a
three-time Daytona 500 winner (1978, 1982, 1988) and a 6-time Sprint
Cup Series Most Popular Driver. Allison has over 600 short track
feature victories to his credit, an IROC championship, and he is a
two-time Driver of the Year Award recipient. Allison was inducted
into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1993.
Stafford Motor Speedway will close out its 2008 NASCAR Racing
season with the 36th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend, a bonanza
race weekend that will feature 445-laps of racing with a NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour and Camping World Series doubleheader and five
divisions of weekly racing. The CARQUEST Fall Final weekend will
also crown a total of six champions as Stafford’s five weekly
divisions will decide their 2008 track champion and the Camping
World Series championship will be decided.
Tickets for the 36th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend are now on
sale at the Stafford Motor Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced
at $35.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children
ages 6-14, $38.00 for reserved seats, and free for children ages 5 &
under. Tickets are good for admission to the Saturday September 27,
and Sunday, September 28 portions of the Fall Final, with the
Friday, September 26 practice session open the public free of
charge. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free
parking with overnight weekend parking available.
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track
office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at