Bobby Allison’s iconic Daytona 500 paint schemes Chase Wilhelm Feb 8, 2017 at 11:04p ET Bobby Allison is not only the 1983 NASCAR Cup Series champion, but he also has three Daytona 500 victories atop the long list of his legendary accomplishments in the sport. In 25 500 starts, Allison earned eight top fives, 10 top 10s and an average finish of 16.96. Check out the slick rides he drove in every one of his starts in the Great American Race, along with where he finished: ISC Archives via Getty Images RacingOne 1961 Allison drove this No. 40 Ralph Stark-owned Chevrolet to a 31st-place finish in his first Daytona 500. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1965 After a three-year absence from the Great American Race, Allison assumed the owner-driver role and drove a red No. 12 Ford to an 11th-place finish. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1966 Allison drove the No. 24 Betty Lilly-owned Ford to a 20th-place finish. Daytona International Speedway Archives 1967 Due to an oil leak, Allison only completed 34 laps in this Bud Moore-owned No. 16 Mercury and finished 40th. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1968 Allison drove this No. 29 Ford owned by Bondy Long to a third-place finish in 1968. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1969 In his first year in the No. 22 Dodge owned by Mario Rossi, Allison blew an engine after only 45 laps and finished 43rd. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1970 Allison in the No. 22 (outside of second row) finished third in the 1970 Daytona 500, one lap down. RacingOne RacingOne/Getty Images 1971 Allison poses next to the No. 12 Dodge he drove to an 18th-place finish after returning to NASCAR's top level as an owner-driver. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1972 Allison drove this Howard & Egerton Racing No. 12 Chevrolet to a 16-place finish in 1972. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1973, 74 This iconic Bobby Allison Motorsports No. 12 Chevrolet was driven to a 25th-place finish in 1973. He also finished 30th in the ride the next year. Getty Images Dozier Mobley 1975 Allison came close to Daytona 500 victory in 1975 in another iconic look. He drove this No. 16 Penske Racing South AMC Matador to an impressive second-place finish. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1976 Racing a No. 2 Mercury for Penske Racing South (outside of second row), a broken valve resulted in a 23rd-place finish for Allison. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1977 Allison drove the No. 12 AMC Matador to a 15th-place finish in the 1977 running of the Great American Race. 1978 Returning to Bud Moore Engineering in 1978, Allison scored his first of three Daytona 500 victories in this No. 15 Ford. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1979 Allison was unable to back up his 1978 Daytona 500 victory with another one, but still scored a respectable 11th-place finish the next year. In a race best known for "The Fight" between Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough, Allison stopped his No. 15 Ford on the cool-down lap to assist his brother in the scuffle. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1980 Allison finished out his tenure with Bud Moore and the No. 15 with a second-place finish in 1980. Bob Harmeyer Getty Images 1981 In a one-year deal with Ranier Racing, Allison started on pole and drove this No. 28 Pontiac to his second consecutive second-place finish. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1982 Allison earned his second Daytona 500 victory driving this iconic No. 88 Buick for DiGard Motorsports. Bob Harmeyer Getty Images 1983 Allison switched to the No. 22 Chevrolet with DiGard Motorsports for the 1983 Daytona 500 and finished ninth. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images 1984 Allison and the DiGard team switched back to Buick for the 1984 season, finishing 34th due to a broken camshaft in the season-opening race. Bob Harmeyer Getty Images 1985 Allison was battling up front with Richard Petty (43) before blowing an engine in his No. 22 Pontiac on Lap 82, finishing 33rd. Focus on Sport Getty Images 1986, 87 The 1986 Daytona 500 wasn't much better for Allison, blowing another engine after only 21 laps to finish 42nd. The next year was much better, though, as he qualified and finished sixth in this No. 22 Stavola Brothers Racing Buick. Bob Harmeyer Getty Images 1988 Arguably the most iconic of all his paint schemes, Allison drove this No. 12 Stavola Brothers Racing white-and-gold Buick to a third Daytona 500 victory in his final start in the race. RacingOne ISC Archives via Getty Images Next Gallery 6 Looking ahead: 5 keys to success for Brad Keselowski in 2017 Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!