Top Talladega Moments: Ron's Rookie Magic, Elliott's Epic Comeback
As "Shake and Bake" prepares for Talladega (fitting, we know), we'll be taking a look back at some of the top 'Dega moments. Think of it as our gift to you - even better than a Jackhawk 9000 for Christmas. So buckle up - here we go!
August 1981: As superstars Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte battle for the victory, little-known New England rookie Ron Bouchard comes out of nowhere on the last lap to pass them both just before the start-finish line to score what would be his only race victory in 160 NASCAR Sprint Cup Starts.
May 1985: After qualifying at a track record 209.398 mph, Bill Elliott goes nearly two full laps down after an oil line breaks. Amazingly, Elliott comes back to win, making up his entire deficit under green. Many suspect his race-winning car had an undersized body that gave him an aerodynamic advantage.