Loy Allen Jr career summary

LOY ALLEN Jr. Resides: Raleigh, N.C. D.O.B.: 4/7/66 Status: Single Drives Hooters-sponsored Ford Thunderbirds owned by Junior Johnson... Captured 1993 Daytona 500 pole, first rookie ever to win pole for that prestigious race... Also ...

LOY ALLEN Jr.

Resides:  Raleigh, N.C.
D.O.B.:  4/7/66
Status:  Single

Drives Hooters-sponsored Ford Thunderbirds owned by Junior Johnson... Captured 1993 Daytona 500 pole, first rookie ever to win pole for that prestigious race... Also added two more poles -- at Atlanta and Michigan... Was highest-finishing rookie, 22nd, in Daytona 500... Finished 39th in 1994 Winston Cup points....Background includes World Karting Association sanctioned karts, NDRA and Outlaw Dirt competition, local asphalt bullrings and ARCA Hooters Cup... 1982 WKA North Carolina champion and 1983 NDRA Super Late Model Rookie of the Year... Talladega in 1992 was first time Loy had raced on anything longer than 5/8ths of a mile... First stock-car win was in 1992 Motorcraft 500K ARCA event at Atlanta... 24 Winston Cup starts, $251,446 career Winston Cup winnings.

Inspired by Winston Cup legend David Pearson... Biggest break came in 1992 Motorcraft 500K ARCA event at Atlanta. He had two-race sponsorship deal with Hooters. The 500K was his second race, and he won in front of the Hooters executives... Enjoys Al Pacino and action movies, Beach and dance music, snow- and water-skiing, and gold... Owns a 110 lb. Rottweiler named "Max"... Was high school wrestling champion and is inspired by Charlotte Hornet's guard Muggsy Bogues because he has consistently proven his doubters wrong.

WINSTON CUP VICTORIES:

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SOURCE: 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Guide

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Pearson