February 12, 1994 |
Tragedy continued to stalk stock car racing's Alabama Gang when veteran driver Neil Bonnett suffered fatal head injuries Friday when his car crashed into the Turn 4 wall at Daytona International Speedway. The death of the 47-year-old Bonnett, one of the most popular drivers on NASCAR's Winston Cup circuit, came as he was attempting a comeback in hopes of qualifying for the Feb. 20 Daytona 500. It was the latest in the tragic saga of a tightly knit group of racers from Hueytown, Ala.
July 26, 1993 |
Neil Bonnett went above and beyond to ensure CBS had a memorable telecast of Sunday's DieHard 500 at Talladega, Ala. As an auto racing commentator for CBS and TBS, Bonnett's job is to provide words that will enhance a telecast. But he did a lot more than provide words for CBS on Sunday. Bonnett, driving in his first NASCAR race since being badly injured in April, 1990, at Darlington, S.C., was involved in a spectacular crash on Lap 132.
July 8, 1991 |
NASCAR drivers Bobby Allison and Neil Bonnett, both hurt in career-ending race crashes, have filed complaints alleging insurance companies failed to pay off their medical claims. Allison filed a $25-million suit in state court against six insurance companies. And the Alabama attorney general's office confirmed it is investigating Bonnett's claim that an Alabama insurance company based defrauded him of more than $100,000.
April 3, 1990 |
Neil Bonnett, suffering from severe amnesia as a result of a car race accident Sunday, was back home today, but his wife said full recovery isn't expected immediately. Bonnett, 43, suffered a head injury Sunday in a 14-car crash in the TransSouth 500 at Darlington, S.C., a NASCAR stock car race. After he arrived in Birmingham Monday night in fellow driver Dale Earnhardt's airplane, Susan Bonnett said his problem is worse than doctors first believed.
March 7, 1988 |
Neil Bonnett is establishing some personal firsts this season in NASCAR. Not only is he leading the Winston Cup series for the first time in his career, but the 41-year-old driver has won three straight races for the first time. "We've just got everything working for us right now," Bonnett said after holding off Lake Speed over the last 20 laps Sunday to win the Goodwrench 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway. Bonnett won a Winston Cup race two weeks ago at Richmond, Va.