Clifford Allison (Clifford Allison)
Was an American stock car racing driver. Son of NASCAR champion Bobby Allison, he was a member of the “Alabama Gang“. He was killed in a crash during practice for a NASCAR Busch Series race at Michigan International Speedway in 1992.
Son of the legendary Bobby Allison, nephew of Donnie and brother to Davey, Clifford Allison was raised in Hueytown, Alabama and was a member of stock car racing’s “Alabama Gang“.
Allison was seen as “crazy wild” by his relatives, and his brother stated he believed Clifford had the greater talent of the two younger Allisons. After marrying young, he worked in a coal mine in Kentucky for a period in the 1980s, but soon returned to Alabama and shortly after was divorced. He was then briefly crew chief for his father’s Busch Series race team before the team was disbanded in 1988. By that time remarried, Allison started his racing career in earnest in the early 1990s, competing in ARCA and NASCAR Busch Series events; he began the 1990 season competing for rookie of the year in the Busch Series, driving for Frank Cicci, but was released after the season’s seventh race for poor performances. Allison drove for Clint Folsom on a limited basis in 1991, while in 1992 he joined team owner Barry Owen, intending to run the majority of the series schedule.
Allison’s best finish in professional stock car racing came in an ARCA race at Texas World Speedway in April 1992, where he finished second.
- October, 20, 1964
- Hueytown, Alabama
- August, 13, 1992
- Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan
Cause of Death
- Allison spun in turn four, hitting the concrete wall with the driver's side; he died shortly thereafter while in transit to hospital.
- Highland Memorial Gardens