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Neil Bonnett
Birth: Jul. 30, 1946
Hueytown
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1994
Daytona Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA

Auto Race Car Driver. He earned 18 Winston Cup Series victories during his 18-year career. Among his 18 wins were back-to-back victories in NASCAR's longest (miles) race -- the Coca-Cola 600 (1982 and 1983). He also won back-to-back Busch Clash (now Bud Shootout) races at Daytona International Speedway (1983 and 1984). His highest finish in the series points chase was in 1985 when he finished fourth and his teammate, Darrell Waltrip, won the championship. He was an original member of the Alabama Gang that include the Allisons and Red Farmer. Outside the cockpit, Bonnett developed a career as a television commentator for race broadcasts and hosted his own show, "Neil Bonnett's Winners" on The Nashville Network. He was fatally injured in a crash during practice for the 1994 Daytona 500. He was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame in 1997.  (bio by: D) 
 
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  Lawrence Cornelius Bonnett (1919 - 2007)
 
Burial:
Forest Grove Memorial Gardens
Pleasant Grove
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 06, 2003
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