posted on Nov, 1 2003 @ 02:19 PM
Originally posted by ProudAmerican
10 -- The number of points by which Elliott lost the 1992 Winston Cup championship to Alan Kulwicki, the narrowest margin in series history.
An interesting note, in 1992, Davey Allison, son of NASCAR veteran and superstar, Bobby Allison, was destined to win the Winston Cup Championship that
In the final race located in Atlanta that year, Davey only had to finish 18th or better to win the championship.
Ernie Irvan, spun out later in the race, in what was called the 'chute' bouncing off of the inside and outside walls, and ultimatly collecting Davey
in the melee.
Alan Kulwicki went on to win the championship, it what was one of the narrowest of margins, along with Bill Elliott close behind.
I was a huge fan of Davey Allison, and was very disappointed.
As a final note, bothe Davey, and Alan, passed away in seperate off-track incidents, the following year. Davey in a helocopter accident at Talladega
Speedway, and Alan in an airplane crash on the way to Bristol.
Truly a great loss for the sport, as the both of them held very promising careers.
[Edited on 04/10/03 by smirkley]