Joey Gase to pay tribute to Davey Allison in his No. 28 at Talladega Superspeedway


Corridor of Fame driver Davey Allison can be honored when NASCAR visits Talladega Superspeedway on the finish of April. Allison’s iconic No. 28 with a pink and white star on the hood can be again on observe for the Xfinity Sequence Ag-Professional 300 on Sat. Apr. 24, and the Cup Sequence Geico 500 the following day. Joey Gase can be behind the wheel of the Ford for each occasions.

Davey Allison tribute car. Graphic provided by Rick Ware Racing.
Davey Allison tribute automobile. Graphic supplied by Rick Ware Racing.

Lengthy-time NASCAR followers will keep in mind Davey Allison driving the Texaco-Havoline Ford for Robert Yates Racing within the Winston Cup Sequence. Tragically killed in a 1993 helicopter crash on the age of 32, Allison’s organs helped 4 recipients stay over 46 years, cumulatively. April is Nationwide Donate Life Month, a possibility to encourage folks to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and honor those that saved lives via the reward of donation, like Davey Allison.

Davey Allison was an important man, husband, father, and tremendously gifted driver

In a press launch, Gase stated:

“When Davey handed, his household knew if he may not proceed his life, he would wish to do no matter he may to assist others proceed theirs. I wish to present he was a hero each throughout his lifetime and after. As some know, my mother was an organ donor as nicely. It has turn into a mission of mine these final 10 years to maintain her legacy alive by honoring donors and donor households and to assist elevate consciousness for organ donation. There are presently over 110,000 folks on the wait listing nationwide for organ transplants. Once I came upon Davey was a donor, I assumed it will be extremely particular to have the ability to honor him and his household at Talladega. It is going to be 28 years in July since Davey handed away.”

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Davey Allison was born in Birmingham, Alabama and his first Cup victory got here at his house observe within the 1987 Winston 500. Gase’s No. 28 will look almost equivalent to the automobile he drove.

“I’m very honored and proud for Davey to be remembered on this method, particularly at our house observe,” stated Allison’s widow, Liz.

“Davey cherished racing at Talladega and at all times cherished to listen to the followers cheering for him, because the hometown favourite. Having Joey carry again the 28 and Davey’s 1993 Paint scheme can be particular for thus many people. Davey would need the main focus to be on Donor Consciousness. An enormous a part of Davey’s legacy is being a Donor Hero. We can be cheering Joey on and hoping to see that 28 and people acquainted colours in Victory Lane yet another time.”

Printed 06 Apr 2021, 23:02 IST


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