February 25, 1995
NASCAR driver Davey Allison was posthumously inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on what would have been his thirty-fourth birthday. A member of the Alabama Gang, a group of successful NASCAR drivers from the state that included his father and uncle, Allison won the 1987 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year. He died in 1994 when a helicopter he was piloting crashed in the Talladega Superspeedway infield. Over his short nine-year career, Davey notched nineteen career Winston Cup Series victories, including three at Talladega Superspeedway, and was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1998.