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Who is Bart?
am often asked why I do not include tributes to other drivers who have
lost their lives in this sport that we love so much. The answer is quite
simple and I hope you will understand. The loss of these three men
affected me profoundly and instantly. I know exactly what I was doing
and where I was when I heard each terrible story. In a way, their
passing inspired this web site, even though it was years afterward that
the internet became the tool it is for all of us today.
I feel that including every worthy individual, regardless of my feeling
for them would somehow lessen the meaning for me of the entire tribute
and in the end I did this for myself.
Proof positive that redneck race fans can cry. If you
don't cry for Bobby Allison when you think of all he has given to this sport you are not a
race fan. This is one of my favourite pictures. I don't know about you, but I miss Neil
Bonnett every Sunday. And Davey, well, words just don't come to mind.
The loss of Alan Kulwicki from our sport was an
immeasurable tragedy. Alan did more with less than possibly anyone ever to strap himself
into a NASCAR stock car. Consider this, Alan's approach to NASCAR was not at all unlike
that of Dave Marcis. He was an independant in every sense of the word and yet he won the
Championship. Alan was a fine Champion and undoubtably would have earned that distinction
in future years as well.
Heaven is fixing to
have one hell of a race
I found this poem on the Web. It was written by Ryan Seek who was kind enough to let me put it here
and also gave me the midi you are listening to. I've read it several times and it still
gives me the shivers with The Candle in the Wind playing in the background.
Below is a poem
written by Ryan Seek a few days after
Davey died. It was originally intended to be sent to the Allison family...but he
send it. I hope they have seen it since then.
A Salute To Davey Allison
by Ryan Seek
I believe your friends in life
Are those you get to know
Those you're always glad to see
And sad to see them go.
You and I had never met
But my respect for you, you earned
And a part of me rode with you
Through each and every turn.
I shared joy with you in triumph
When you shined in victory lane
I've seen you carried from the wreckage
Where I felt some of your pain.
Your life held for you such riches
And you wore those treasures well
While you shared it all with others
Plus a little of yourself.
Your stay with us was much too brief
I guess your journey here was through
May Heaven be a better place
Now that it holds a man like you.
You will always be a Champion
In our hearts and in our minds
I know you would have won it all
If the Lord had granted time.
And the sport of auto racing
Will always speak your name
For us the race continues...
But it will never be the same.
We all salute you Davey
For gracing all our lives
To the special man who touched us
We sadly say Goodbye
--This poem is respectfully dedicated to all the Allison clan and friends.
You've all gone through more than you should. God must hold you in high
respect to know that you'll pull through.