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119 Knob Hill Road
Lakeside Park
Mooresville, NC  28117
(704) 663-5331

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(5 and under Free)
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Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Sunday: CLOSED
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Presentation of In-Ground Plaques Sept 25 in downtown Mooresville, N.C.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. It will be a day of celebration on Tuesday, September 25 in front of The Charles Mack Citizens Center in downtown Mooresville, N.C. as Ricky Rudd and the late Davey Allison will be honored with North Carolina Auto Racing Hall Of Fame in-ground plaques.
Ricky Rudd from Chesapeake, Virginia, nicked named “The Rooster” for his grit and determination had an outstanding career in his 33 years behind the wheel in NASCARS Cup division. He was the original “Ironman” competing in 906 races of which 788 were consecutive starts which was the record until Jeff Gordon surpassed him in 2015. He ran every race from 1981 through 2005.
Ricky won 23 times in NASCAR’s premier division which included a victory in the 1997 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He finished in the top ten in races a whopping 374 times and had 29 pole positions.
Ricky drove for a variety of car owners such as his father when he won Rookie of the Year in 1997. Other car owners included Bill Champion, Junie Donlavey, the DiGard team, Richard Childress. Budd Moore, Kenny Bernstein, Robert Yates, and others. In 1994 Ricky took a major leap by forming his own team. Sponsored by Tide, the team won 4 races in its 6 years of existence before the sponsorship ended.
Ricky Rudd’s legacy is cemented not by race wins but his toughness. During the 1984 Busch Clash at Daytona Ricky and Jody Ridley got together with Rudd in the Budd Moore Ford flipping many times just shy of the pit road entrance. Ricky was badly bruised and spent that night in the hospital. But eight days later with his eyes duct taped open he managed to finish the Daytona 500 and finished in eight place. A remarkable achievement.
Faced with another race in just a few days at Richmond (VA) his toughness was on display again as with his eyes duct taped open again he managed to outduel Darrell Waltrip over the final 20 laps and won the Miller High Life 400.
Today Ricky, wife Linda, and their son Landon reside in Cornelius, NC where he enjoys flying, has done some acting including an appearance on the TV show Dallas, and has been on NASCAR Hall of Fame selection committee, a role that is on hold because he is on the nominating list for induction
The late Davey Allison was one of the sports brightest stars before his life tragically ended in a helicopter crash at Talladega (AL) Speedway in 1993. In his 9 year career in NASCARS Cup division he won 19 races, had 66 top ten finishes, and 14 poles. He was also the 1993 International Race of Champions (IROC) champion, which was awarded posthumously in 1993.
Davey was the first, second-generation “Alabama Gang” driver and carried on the tradition of winning that was established by his father, Bobby, his uncle Donnie, Neil Bonnett, and Red Farmer. Once he graduated high school he concentrated solely on racing which began in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series where he won six races.
He made his first NASCAR Cup start in 1984 driving the Hoss Ellington car to a tenth place finish at Talladega. He ran five Cup races in 1985 for the Sadler[LT1] Brothers, and a limited schedule in 1987 for the Harry Ranier team. He won two races that year, at Talladega and Dover and was the Rookie of the Year in the Cup Series.
In 1998 the team ran the full season with engine builder Robert Yates buying the team. With Larry MacReynolds as crew chief in 1991 the team became one of the most celebrated owner/driver combinations in NASCAR in car#28. The team won two races in 1988, 89, 90, and five races in 1991. The team started the 1992 season off with a bang winning the Daytona 500 and two other races.
Davey suffered his worst racing accident that year crashing and flipping his car at Pocono (PA) breaking his arm and wrist. Tragedy struck the Allison family again later that year when Davey’s younger brother, Clifford, died in a practice crash at Michigan. Despite the grief Davey soldiered on winning one more race at Phoenix and was in contention for the Cup championship before he tangled with Ernie Irvan at Atlanta in the final race of the year. Alan Kulwicki who finished second in the race won the Winston Cup title by a mere ten points.
The Yates team was one of the favorites to win the 1993 series championship and scored a win early in the season in Richmond. Unfortunately Davey lost his life in July of that year when his helicopter crashed in the infield at Talladega as he and Red Farmer were there to watch Neil Bonnett’s son, David practice.
Davey Allison was truly one of the brightest stars of the NASCAR but his most memorable moment might not have been a win. Davey finished second to his dad, Bobby, in the 1988 Daytona 500, the only time a father duo would finish that way in the 500.
Davey was named one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers and was voted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1998.
According to Don Miller, this year (2018), will feature two of the sport’s most popular drivers. “Ricky was as tough as they come. He always represented a “can do” attitude and never gave up under the toughest conditions. His record stands firm and illustrates his commitment to the sport of stock car racing. “

“Davey Allison was a great race car driver and a wonderful representative of the sport. More than all the statistics can reveal, he was like family to me. From the time he first hit the track, backed by his, “the Peach Fuzz Gang” till he hoisted the trophy in Daytona’s victory lane, he remained honest and true to his beliefs, a great competitor, husband, father, and every man’s champion. Congratulations to both men.”

John Dodson, Hall of Fame board member and VP of NASCAR at the NASCAR Technical Institute echoes Don’s sentiments. “The Walk of Fame has become a destination for race fans visiting our area. It brings people to our historic downtown area and enhances their experience while visiting Race City USA. The support that the Convention and Visitors Bureau provides and the town of Mooresville helps us to continue this great tradition. If you are a fan of motorsports, it’s a must see!”

Open to the public, the dedication of the Ricky Rudd and Davey Allison in-ground plaques will be held outside The Charles Mack Citizen Center on the Walk of Fame located at 215 N Main Street in historic downtown Mooresville, N.C. starting at 3 pm.
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