Allison, Bobby

Allison, Bobby

(Robert Arthur Allison), 1937–, American auto racing driver, b. Miami, Fla. The hard-charging Allison drove the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing circuit from 1965 to 1988, finished 84 career Cup Series wins. He was NASCAR champion in 1983 and won the Daytona 500 three times. In his 1988 Daytona victory, he beat his son Davey, who finished second. Months later, at the Pocono Speedway, a nearly fatal crash ended his career. His son Clifford also followed him into racing; Clifford died in a racing accident in 1992, and Davey died piloting a helicopter in 1993.
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Malcolm Allison, Bobby Moore and Andy Malcolm at West Ham would all sit in a cafe moving salt pots around a table as they discussed where things were going wrong and what to do about it - I don't for a minute imagine that is happening in fancy football club canteens these days.