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 Neil Bonnett

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Neil Bonnett Famous memorial

Birth
Hueytown, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death
11 Feb 1994 (aged 47)
Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Burial
Pleasant Grove, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Plot
Ever Lasting Life 155 A
Memorial ID
7153496 View Source

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.

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: D
  • Added: 5 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7153496
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7153496/neil-bonnett: accessed ), memorial page for Neil Bonnett (30 Jul 1946–11 Feb 1994), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7153496, citing Forest Grove Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.