Loy Allen Jr.

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Loy Allen Jr.
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Born (1966-04-07) April 7, 1966 (age 56)
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Achievements1994 Daytona 500 Pole Sitter
NASCAR Cup Series career
48 races run over 6 years
Best finish39th (1994)
First race1993 Pepsi 400 (Daytona)
Last race1999 Pepsi 400 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 3
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 3 years
Best finish7th (1998)
First race1995 All Pro Bumper To Bumper 300 (Charlotte)
Last race1998 MBNA Platinum 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 27, 2012.

Loy Allen Jr. is a former professional NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch, and ARCA series race car driver, turned real estate developer and embry-riddle-trained commercial pilot. On February 12, 1994, he became the youngest and first rookie in NASCAR Winston Cup history to win the Daytona 500 pole.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Early Racing Days[edit]

1971-1993: Loy Allen Jr. began racing go karts at the age of five in Raleigh, North Carolina.[2] He continued to progress his way up through each racing circuit level. By the age of 16, he had won several World Karting Association Championships and had already graduated to racing dirt late model cars.[2] He also earned his Commercial Pilot’s license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, as his passion for aviation[3] paralleled his passion for racing.[2]

Winston Cup Career[edit]

1993: Loy Allen Jr. made his Winston Cup debut at Daytona International Speedway on July 3rd. He drove the #37 Naturally Fresh Ford, a former Robert Yates Race Car, starting in 40th position, finishing in 29th. He went on to compete at Talladega Superspeedway on July 25th, where he placed 26th in the #37 Naturally Fresh Ford. Following that race, he joined the TriStar Motorsports Team in October at Phoenix Raceway Slick 50 500. He drove the #68 Country Time Ford, finishing 26th.

1994: After winning eight poles in 15 starts and a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the ARCA Series,[4] Loy Allen Jr. continued on driving for TriStar Motorsports Team in the #19 Hooters Ford. It was at the season-opening Daytona 500 that he became the youngest and first Rookie in Winston Cup history to win the Daytona 500 pole.[1] He would go on to finish 22nd in the race. In May, he finished 11th at the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte. He went on to finish 15th in the Budweiser 500 at Dover International Speedway in June and finished 17th in the Miller 500 at Pocono Raceway. In July, at Daytona, he missed the pole by hundredths of a second, as the late Winston Cup race car driver, Dale Earnhardt Sr claimed the top spot. Allen had no wins and no top tens, had an average finish of 28.8 and finished 39th in the standings. However, he had 3 pole’s on the season despite not qualifying for 12 races.

With 7 DNFS, the TriStar Motorsports Team and Loy Allen Jr. achieved 1 Top-10 finish in 1994.

1995: Loy Allen Jr. ran four races for Junior Johnson Motorsports Team in the Hooters #27 Ford. He ran seven races for TriStar Motorsports. In their first race at Talladega, Loy Allen Jr qualified 2nd, finishing 10th, his career-high Winston Cup Nascar finish.[5]

1996: In the 2nd race of the season at Rockingham Speedway, Loy suffered a neck injury that put him out of commission for several races. He recovered and returned to Pocono International Raceway in June finishing 23rd, followed by 21st at Talladega Superspeedway.

1997: Loy Allen Jr. continued racing with the TriStar Motorsports Team. He finished 26th at Daytona International Speedway, and 43rd at Rockingham Speedway.

1999: After a two-year hiatus, he qualified for races at Michigan and Daytona.

Busch Series career[edit]

Loy Allen Jr made 4 appearances in the NASCAR Busch Series during his career, with one Top-10 finish at Charlotte.

1995: At Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, Loy Allen Jr qualified 21st in the #19 Chevrolet. A multi-car crash on lap 27 led to time spent in the garage, resulting in a 43rd place finish.

1997: Loy Allen Jr started the inaugural race at California in the #48 UniFirst Ford Thunderbird, replacing Randy Porter. He started 42nd and finished 35th.

1998: Loy Allen Jr finished 7th place at Talladega Superspeedway in the #78 Church's Chicken Chevy--his career-high Busch Series finish.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NWCC Pts
1993 Loy Allen Sr. 37 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY
29
NHA POC TAL
26
GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
CAR
41
ATL
29
45th 362
Tri-Star Motorsports 68 Ford PHO
26
1994 19 DAY
22
CAR
40
RCH
DNQ
ATL
22
DAR
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
NWS
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
TAL
40
SON
DNQ
CLT
11
DOV
15
POC
31
MCH
24
DAY
40
NHA
DNQ
POC
18
TAL
37
IND
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
MCH
22
BRI
DNQ
DAR
21
RCH
31
DOV
22
MAR
DNQ
NWS
DNQ
CLT
27
CAR
42
PHO
41
ATL
42
39th 1468
1995 Junior Johnson & Associates 27 Ford DAY
17
CAR
28
RCH
29
ATL
DNQ
DAR
18
BRI
DNQ
NWS MAR 41st 890
Tri-Star Motorsports 19 Ford TAL
10
SON CLT
36
DOV
DNQ
POC MCH DAY
31
NHA POC TAL
39
DAR
34
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
27
CAR
DNQ
PHO ATL
24
Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Ford IND
DNQ
GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI
1996 Tri-Star Motorsports 19 Ford DAY
36
CAR
36
RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC
23
MCH
28
DAY
30
NHA
DNQ
POC TAL
28
IND GLN MCH BRI DAR
41
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
34
CAR PHO ATL
39
45th 603
1997 DAY
26
CAR
43
RCH ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR SON TAL CLT DOV POC MCH CAL 58th 119
LJ Racing 91 Chevy DAY
DNQ
NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO ATL
1998 Precision Products Racing 14 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC NA -
Moore-Robinson Motorsports 15 Ford IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL
1999 Donlavey Racing 90 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL
DNQ
CAL RCH CLT DOV 62nd 86
SBIII Motorsports 58 Ford MCH
40
POC
DNQ
SON DAY
40
NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1994 Tri-Star Motorsports Ford 1 22
1995 Junior Johnson & Associates Ford 37 17
1996 Tri-Star Motorsports Ford 24 36
1997 33 26
1998 Precision Products Racing Pontiac DNQ

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 NBSC Pts
1995 Phoenix Racing 19 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
43
CAR HOM 112th 34
1997 Mills Racing 19 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL
DNQ
LVS DAR
DNQ
HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT 108th 58
Porter Racing 48 Ford CAL
35
CAR HOM
1998 Mark III Motorsports 78 Chevy DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL
7
NHA NZH CLT
DNQ
DOV
43
RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM 80th 180
1999 DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL
DNQ
CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM N/A -

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ABMHSC Pts Ref
1992 Loy Allen Sr. 2 Ford DAY
13
FIF TWS
33
TAL
25
TOL KIL POC
7
MCH
3
FRS KIL NSH DEL POC
33
HPT FRS ISF TOL DSF TWS
3
SLM ATL
1
16th 1925 [6]
1993 DAY
2
FIF TWS
36
TAL
2
KIL CMS FRS TOL POC
4
MCH
28
FRS POC
3
KIL ISF DSF TOL SLM WIN 25th 1265 [7]
Chevy ATL
32
1994 Ford DAY
31
TAL
9
FIF LVL KIL TOL FRS MCH DMS POC POC KIL FRS INF I70 ISF DSF TOL SLM WIN [8]
Tri-Star Motorsports 19 Chevy ATL
22
1995 Phoenix Racing 1 Chevy DAY ATL TAL FIF KIL FRS MCH I80 MCS FRS POC POC KIL FRS SBS LVL ISF DSF SLM WIN ATL
28
[9]
1999 SBIII Motorsports 58 Ford DAY ATL SLM AND CLT MCH POC
DNQ
TOL SBS BLN POC KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM CLT TAL ATL N/A 0 [10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Photos: Every Daytona 500 pole winner in history | NASCAR". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  2. ^ a b c "Pole Position". King Air. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  3. ^ "King of the sky". txtav.com. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  4. ^ Harris, Mike (1994-02-13). "ROOKIE WINS DAYTONA 500 POLE". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  5. ^ 1995 Winston Select 500, archived from the original on 2021-12-21, retrieved 2021-04-02
  6. ^ "Loy Allen Jr. – 1992 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  7. ^ "Loy Allen Jr. – 1993 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "Loy Allen Jr. – 1994 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  9. ^ "Loy Allen Jr. – 1995 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  10. ^ "Loy Allen Jr. – 1999 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 3, 2020.

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