Liz Allison Talks How Husband Davey Is Remembered

Liz Allison Talks How Husband Davey Is Remembered

By James Jackson

Febuary 2, 2019

Charlotte, NC - It's been 25 years since the racing world lost Davey Allison. With a colorful personality, Davey was beloved by many and left a lasting impression on every person he met. The son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison, Davey wanted to race just like his father.

Early on in his career, it was clear Davey was destined for greatness. Winning a total of 19 races, Davey was a serious threat to the veteran drivers of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty. Allison found himself standing in victory lane in the 1992 Daytona 500 and who knows how many championships Davey could have won. Earning the respect of the "Intimidator" Dale Earnhardt is no easy task, but Davey Allison managed to do it.

Liz Allison was on hand at the red carpet at the NASCAR Hall of Fame last night to see her husband's legacy be forever enshrined in history. Allison spoke with Under Review  about how she would like her husband to be remembered.

“Who he was outside of the car.” Allison said. “I think that’s the most important thing to me is just his personality and his heart for people. His stats speak for themselves but I think just the person is what’s so important to me.”

When asked what her favorite story of Davey was, Allison said she loved the things Davey did for the fans.

“The thing that stood out to me was all the hours Davey would spend when the race was over signing autographs at the racetracks. I think about going out to the dragstrip at Rockingham or standing at the fence at Pocono, it would be hours. Drivers would be back in Charlotte and getting unloaded and walking in their homes and Davey would still be there signing autographs.

“I think for me that spoke to who he was as a person but also how much he appreciated the fans. I think that’s why 25 years later, people still love him and still talk about how he was with the fans because he cared and they adored him and he adored the fans. I think it was a mutual love.”

Davey is one of the drivers who helped change the way NASCAR is today. As of February 1, 2019, Davey Allison is now a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.