Alan Kulwicki

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Birthday
14, 1954
Birthplace
Greenfield, WI
Death Date
Apr 1, 1993 (38)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1954
Birthplace
Greenfield, WI
Death Date
Apr 1, 1993 (38)

About

'The Polish Prince' came from nowhere to take the coveted 1986 NASCAR Rookie of Year Award.

Before Fame

Unlike most of his fellow NASCAR drivers, he came from Northern U.S. and a college background.

Trivia

He joined NASCAR with no sponsorships, a shoestring budget, and exactly one racecar, yet still won multiple races.

Family Life

After the early death of his mother, young Alan was mostly raised by his grandmother.

Associated With

His "Polish victory" lap, going the opposite way on the track to wave to the crowd from the driver's side, was later adopted by Dale Earnhardt and countless other NASCAR winners.