DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – NASCAR greatest drivers, legends and hall of famers were at the Darlington Raceway Sunday to talk about their past experiences in the sport.
Bobby Allison was one of the hardest chargers in the history of NASCAR.
He won 84 races in the top division in his career (tied with Darrell Waltrip for third in all-time victories). He also won the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship in 1983.
However, Allison says one of his most memorable moment during the sport was racing against South Carolina native David Pearson
“We’d bend each other fenders and doors and put wheel marks on the cars and that kind of stuff, bye and bye we’d be trudging through tongues hanging out and there’d be that “stinkin” David Pearson over there in victory lane with that good looking trophy girl”
Former NASCAR driver and broadcaster Ned Jarrett was also at the big race Sunday.
The 2011 NASCAR hall of famer earned a total of 50 wins and two sprint cup titles before hanging up his helmet for good in 1966.
Jarrett sat down to reflect on being the first driver to win a NASCAR title while driving a Ford.
“they were wrecking, they were blowing tires, blowing engines, you name it and it happened to them and it was just one of those days whoever survived the thing was going to win and I managed to do that”