VIDEO: BOBBY ALLISON 1987 TALLADEGA CRASH

In 1987 Bobby Allison survived one of the nastiest, and almost deadliest, crashes in NASCAR history when he blew a tire that caused his car to violently spin into the Talladega catch fence at more than 200 mph. Had Allison's car reached the stands - and thank God it did not - this event easily would have gone down as one of the biggest sports-related tragedies of all time.What is amazing, when you watch the video, is that the fence held. Thin, linked pieces of metal prevented tons of steel fl ...

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Crash Video of the Week: Bobby Allison at Talladega

Bobby Allison's barrel roll down the frontstretch at Talladega in 1987 is among the more consequential wrecks in NASCAR history -- because of it, NASCAR mandated that horsepower-sapping restrictor plates be used at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway. Having only heard and read about the crash over the years, it's interesting to finally see the video -- yes, it's a spectacular wreck and it's truly a wonder that Allison's car didn't end up in the grandstand ...

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