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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | July 17, 1993
LONG POND, Pa. -- Neil Bonnett wasn't going to come to this weekend's Miller Genuine Draft 500 at Pocono.He didn't want to do anything but sit in his back yard by his swimming pool -- a pool he had seen all of two hours in the 10 years he had owned it -- until Tuesday. Suddenly he couldn't seem to leave it.Bonnett is the man who tried to rescue Davey Allison from his crashed helicopter on Monday. Yesterday, he said it was the worst experience of his life."I almost couldn't cope with it," said Bonnett, who has not driven a race car since 1990, but will next week at Talladega, Ala. "It really knocked me for a loop because I couldn't do anything.
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By Sandra McKee | October 18, 2011
I was covering motorsports for four years before I saw someone die in what might be considered a senseless crash. I didn't know Ricky Knotts, a 28-year-old driver who had spent every dime he and his parents could muster to qualify for the 1980 Daytona 500. He died on Valentine's Day in a simple crash, a crash exactly like the one that would claim seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt's life 21 years later. I was there for Earnhardt's death, too. Both of those accidents at first glance might seem innocuous, but they were both devastating, head-on collisions into the outside wall at Daytona International Speedway.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1998
Developers building a $100 million speedway on the Solley peninsula launched a marketing campaign at the ESPN Zone in Baltimore yesterday, giving local media and track sponsors a chance to race against NASCAR legend Bobby Allison in a video game.A dozen representatives from Baltimore television and radio stations played the game as crowds gathered to learn more about the Chesapeake Motorsports Development Corp.'s proposed track. Shortly afterward, the developers piled into a 50-foot-long stretch sport utility vehicle to travel to the Kennedy Krieger Institute for children with disabilities and make a $1,000 donation.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1999
Winston Cup driver Rusty Wallace isn't stumped for a minute when asked: "Are you a legend?""Sure," he says. "I hope so. To me, a legend is someone who has been around a long time, done good things for his sport and is well known."And then he pauses."Well," he says. "Legends usually are retired or dead. Maybe I'm a semi-legend."Today, at Martinsville Speedway, Wallace is going for his 50th career win in the Goody's Headache Powder 500. In NASCAR history, only nine men have won 50 races. Last Sunday in Bristol, when Wallace won on the short track, he became one of only 10 to have won 49.The legendary drivers include Richard Petty, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip and Junior Johnson.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1997
Bobby Allison sits in his airplane hangar at the Bessemer, Ala., airport trying to place the date when he passed the physical necessary to get his pilot's license back."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 14, 1994
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The memories keep coming while the mind is numbed by the losses.Alan Kulwicki, Davey Allison, Clifford Allison and now, Neil Bonnett.All dead.Kulwicki and Davey Allison were killed in aviation accidents last season, Clifford Allison during a practice lap at Michigan International Raceway, August 1992.And Bonnett, killed Friday afternoon while practicing for next Sunday's Daytona 500.Bonnett's funeral will be held today in Hueytown, Ala.A memorial service was held here last night, at the Central Baptist Church, and when it was over, there was a greater sense of peace.
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By Sandra McKee | August 18, 1992
ONE afternoon at Daytona International Raceway, Bobby Allison sat on a bench with me, following an accident that had cost the life of a young unknown rookie named Ricky Knotts, and tried to explain how men can race cars in the presence of death."
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May 31, 1992
Marylanders and Delawareans in NASCAR:* EDDIE DICKERSON, Milford, Del. -- Crew chief for Rusty Wallace. Has worked for Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, Harry Gant, Terry Labonte and Buddy Arrington. Won mechanic-of-the-race honors when Wallace finished second at the First Union 400 in North Wilkesboro, N.C., on April 12.* ELMO LANGLEY, Landover -- Drives pace car for NASCAR and is inspector for NASCAR, helping inspect the top five finishers in each race. Beat Cale Yarborough in 1991 Legends Race at Charlotte.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 29, 1997
Adult entertainment banned at two bars on Pulaski HighwayTOWSONTOWSON -- The county liquor board yesterday renewed the licenses of two Pulaski Highway bars, but under the condition that they cease providing adult entertainment.Boomerang, 8200 Pulaski Highway, and Shaker's, 7916 Pulaski Highway, will continue operating but without exotic dancers after a protest at a February liquor board hearing by Rosedale residents.A postponment was granted to the owners of Backside, 8359 Pulaski Highway, primarily a sports bar that serves food and has a small stage for dancers in the back of the bar.Meeting in Catonsville to discuss crime preventionCATONSVILLECATONSVILLE -- Baltimore County police are to meet today with members of the Catonsville Chamber of Commerce to discuss crime-prevention strategies.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1999
Winston Cup driver Rusty Wallace isn't stumped for a minute when asked: "Are you a legend?""Sure," he says. "I hope so. To me, a legend is someone who has been around a long time, done good things for his sport and is well known."And then he pauses."Well," he says. "Legends usually are retired or dead. Maybe I'm a semi-legend."Today, at Martinsville Speedway, Wallace is going for his 50th career win in the Goody's Headache Powder 500. In NASCAR history, only nine men have won 50 races. Last Sunday in Bristol, when Wallace won on the short track, he became one of only 10 to have won 49.The legendary drivers include Richard Petty, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip and Junior Johnson.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1998
Developers building a $100 million speedway on the Solley peninsula launched a marketing campaign at the ESPN Zone in Baltimore yesterday, giving local media and track sponsors a chance to race against NASCAR legend Bobby Allison in a video game.A dozen representatives from Baltimore television and radio stations played the game as crowds gathered to learn more about the Chesapeake Motorsports Development Corp.'s proposed track. Shortly afterward, the developers piled into a 50-foot-long stretch sport utility vehicle to travel to the Kennedy Krieger Institute for children with disabilities and make a $1,000 donation.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1997
HAMPTON, Ga. -- When Jeff Gordon arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway yesterday morning, he couldn't wait to get on the track and start fine-tuning his Chevrolet. If he had known how the day would go, he might have stayed in bed.Before practice was an hour old, Gordon had wrecked. When qualifying for today's NAPA 500 was done, Gordon found himself starting 37th."This is not the way we were wanting to start out on the first day of the final race," said Gordon, who averaged 190.673 in his backup car. "Hopefully, we can get all the bad luck out of the way today and go on and race."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1997
Bobby Allison sits in his airplane hangar at the Bessemer, Ala., airport trying to place the date when he passed the physical necessary to get his pilot's license back."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 29, 1997
Adult entertainment banned at two bars on Pulaski HighwayTOWSONTOWSON -- The county liquor board yesterday renewed the licenses of two Pulaski Highway bars, but under the condition that they cease providing adult entertainment.Boomerang, 8200 Pulaski Highway, and Shaker's, 7916 Pulaski Highway, will continue operating but without exotic dancers after a protest at a February liquor board hearing by Rosedale residents.A postponment was granted to the owners of Backside, 8359 Pulaski Highway, primarily a sports bar that serves food and has a small stage for dancers in the back of the bar.Meeting in Catonsville to discuss crime preventionCATONSVILLECATONSVILLE -- Baltimore County police are to meet today with members of the Catonsville Chamber of Commerce to discuss crime-prevention strategies.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 14, 1994
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The memories keep coming while the mind is numbed by the losses.Alan Kulwicki, Davey Allison, Clifford Allison and now, Neil Bonnett.All dead.Kulwicki and Davey Allison were killed in aviation accidents last season, Clifford Allison during a practice lap at Michigan International Raceway, August 1992.And Bonnett, killed Friday afternoon while practicing for next Sunday's Daytona 500.Bonnett's funeral will be held today in Hueytown, Ala.A memorial service was held here last night, at the Central Baptist Church, and when it was over, there was a greater sense of peace.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | July 17, 1993
LONG POND, Pa. -- Neil Bonnett wasn't going to come to this weekend's Miller Genuine Draft 500 at Pocono.He didn't want to do anything but sit in his back yard by his swimming pool -- a pool he had seen all of two hours in the 10 years he had owned it -- until Tuesday. Suddenly he couldn't seem to leave it.Bonnett is the man who tried to rescue Davey Allison from his crashed helicopter on Monday. Yesterday, he said it was the worst experience of his life."I almost couldn't cope with it," said Bonnett, who has not driven a race car since 1990, but will next week at Talladega, Ala. "It really knocked me for a loop because I couldn't do anything.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | February 17, 1992
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Davey Allison and his father, Bobby, sat side by side in the post-race interview yesterday. No one could tell who was happier: the son, who had just won the Daytona 500 for the first time, or the father, a three-time winner here."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | February 17, 1992
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Davey Allison and his father, Bobby, sat side by side in the post-race interview yesterday. No one could tell who was happier: the son, who had just won the Daytona 500 for the first time, or the father, a three-time winner here."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | July 14, 1993
He was just here. Sitting in Phillips at the Inner Harbor. Enjoying lunch, warm sunshine and anticipating what this Winston Cup racing season could hold.Davey Allison had been through the worst year of his life in 1992. His brother, Clifford, had died in an accident at Michigan International Raceway and Davey had been seriously injured in a crash in Long Pond, Pa., that eventually cost him the Winston Cup championship.It was only last month that he looked up at the Baltimore skyline and spoke of life and dreams and the need to go after victory with an aggressiveness that had been missing over the past nine months.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | September 7, 1992
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- It seems Davey Allison has see enough rain fall in his life this season. But yesterday, there was more, literally.On a day when he had a chance to win a million bucks, when his Ford Thunderbird was running strong, when it seemed he might pull off the biggest bonus payday since Bill Elliott collected the Winston Million in 1985, rain washed out the final 78 laps of the Mountain Dew Southern 500 and allowed Darrell Waltrip to make history...
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