The June-July edition of NASCAR Pole Position Magazine features more stories on legends of the race track with a Q&A with Bobby Allison, and discussing the impact of different people off the track. There is also insight into the relationship of a driver and a spotter and reminder of a race that got away from Darrell Waltrip.
Ben White: Q&A with Bobby Allison (PP. 16-18)
Few drivers have quite the wealth of stories that Bobby Allison does. The native of Hueytown, Alabama, and member of the famous “Alabama Gang” tells stories about his time in racing.
Allison goes into detail about his early years driving for legends such as Roger Penske in the Matador and Junior Johnson. Allison also discusses what he goes through not remembering arguably his greatest career moment being winning the 1988 Daytona 500 over his son Davey Allison.
Dustin Albino: Friendship Fuels Driver-Spotter Relationship (PP. 28-29)
There truly is no relationship quite like one between a driver and his spotter. One could argue its’ as much if not more important than the relationship between the driver and their crew chief or their car. For Joey Logano and Coleman Pressley, they are more than just colleagues, they are friends.
Dustin Albino goes into detail about how the two got to this point, with Pressley joining Logano as a spotter after the 2021 season. Albino even discusses the night that the two swapped roles with Logano spotting and Pressley driving.
Jared Turner: 10 Who Made an Impact without a Helmet (PP. 32-33)
Throughout NASCAR history, there have been multiple individuals who have made an impact without driving on the race track. The list ranges from team owners to NASCAR dignitaries to track owners to crew chiefs. The drivers are the ones who fans come for, but it’s people like these who make the NASCAR of today possible.
Posters (PP. 58-65)
The ever-popular poster section is highlighted by NASCAR stars William Byron and Kevin Harvick. Other Cup Series drivers such as BJ McLeod and Bubba Wallace are in it as well. Lower series drivers Jeb Burton, Ryan Ellis, Christian Eckes, and Spencer Boyd are featured too.
Darrell Waltrip as Told by Ben White: In His Own Words, One that Got Away (PP. 72)
Darrell Waltrip was on top of the NASCAR world in 1981, but that did not mean he was invincible. In 1981 at Talladega, Darrell Waltrip was deep in a battle with Terry Labonte for the win. The problem was, Waltrip and Labonte forgot they were racing a third car, and the result, well, read Pole Position to find out.
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