Neil Bonnett

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Birthday
30, 1946
Birthplace
Hueytown, AL
Death Date
Feb 11, 1994 (47)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1946
Birthplace
Hueytown, AL
Death Date
Feb 11, 1994 (47)

About

One of NASCAR's top drivers in the late 1970s and '80s, he won 18 races, finishing nearly half the time in the Top Ten.

Before Fame

He began as a protege of Bobby Allison and later became part of the famous Alabama Gang.

Trivia

A 1990 crash at the the Darlington International Speedway in South Carolina nearly sidelined him for good, but he made a comeback and continued racing.

Family Life

He had a son and a daughter with his wife Susan.

Associated With

He made an appearance in the 1990 film Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise.