Born: Feb. 25, 1961 (Hollywood, Florida)
Died: July 13, 1993 (age 32, Birmingham, Alabama)
NASCAR racing career: 1983-93
Career highlights: Daytona 500 champion (1992), NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year (1987), three-time Winston 500 champion (1987, 1989, 1992), two-time The Winston champion (1991, 1992), IROC champion (1993), NASCAR 50 Greatest Drivers
Bottom line: The son of legendary NASCAR driver Bobby Allison, Davey Allison was a racing wunderkind who was named NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 1987, won the Daytona 500 in 1992 and finished third in the NASCAR Cup Series in 1991 and 1992.
In 191 NASCAR Cup Series races in 10 years, Allison won 19 times, added 92 top-10 finishes and won approximately $6.7 million.
Allison died while trying to land his helicopter on a trip to Talladega Motor Speedway in 1993. He was only 32 years old.