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Alan Kulwicki - 25 years on

I apologize that I'm late to post this, but April 1st marked 25 years since Alan Kulwicki's passing in a plane crash in 1993.

Alan won the Winston Cup Championship in 1992 and was the last owner-driver to do so. The first race of any kind I attended was the 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway where he won that championship (and one of the greatest races in Nascar history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Hooters_500 ). I was fortunate to see his "Underbird" do its last "Polish victory lap".

Alan was an engineer, quiet and introverted, and was notoriously stubborn and cheap. All of these characteristics I can relate to. Gone but not forgotten!

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I apologize that I'm late to post this, but April 1st marked 25 years since Alan Kulwicki's passing in a plane crash in 1993.

Alan won the Winston Cup Championship in 1992 and was the last owner-driver to do so. The first race of any kind I attended was the 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway where he won that championship (and one of the greatest races in Nascar history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Hooters_500 ). I was fortunate to see his "Underbird" do its last "Polish victory lap".

Alan was an engineer, quiet and introverted, and was notoriously stubborn and cheap. All of these characteristics I can relate to. Gone but not forgotten!

The Underbird. The only man I'd mind beating Awesome Bill, in hindsight. And I'm pretty sure Alan still is on every Hooters wall in America, or so I've heard. He certainly left us too early but will forever be remembered.
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