Loy Allen Jr.
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|Loy Allen Jr.|
|Born||April 7, 1966|
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
|Achievements||1994 Daytona 500 Pole Sitter|
|NASCAR Cup Series career|
|48 races run over 6 years|
|Best finish||39th (1994)|
|First race||1993 Pepsi 400 (Daytona)|
|Last race||1999 Pepsi 400 (Daytona)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|4 races run over 3 years|
|Best finish||7th (1998)|
|First race||1995 All Pro Bumper To Bumper 300 (Charlotte)|
|Last race||1998 MBNA Platinum 200 (Dover)|
|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.
Early Racing Days
1971-1993: Loy Allen Jr. began racing go karts at the age of five in Raleigh, North Carolina. 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. He also earned his Commercial Pilot’s license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, as his passion for aviation paralleled his passion for racing.
Winston Cup Career
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, 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. 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.
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
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.
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
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)
Winston Cup Series
|1995||Junior Johnson & Associates||Ford||37||17|
|1998||Precision Products Racing||Pontiac||DNQ|
|NASCAR Busch Series results|
|1998||Mark III Motorsports||78||Chevy||DAY||CAR||LVS||NSV||DAR||BRI||TEX||HCY||TAL
ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series
(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|
|1992||Loy Allen Sr.||2||Ford||DAY
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