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Atlanta Motor Speedway and One of NASCAR’s Greatest Races

The story lines were many; six drivers had a mathematical chance to become the Cup series champion with one driver behind the wheel of an "Underbird." The 1992 Hooters 500 had it all, including seven-time NASCAR Cup title winner, Richard Petty, running his last race while a young driver, Jeff Gordon, debuted in the Winston (Sprint) Cup Series. The late Davey Allison led the point standings heading into the race. He had won five races, including the Daytona 500 during the season. Under the old points system, Allison led Kulwicki by 30 points and Bill Elliott by 40 points. Kulwicki was an owner/driver who ran his team to the beat of his own drum. It was not unusual to see the Wisconsin native carrying a briefcase while walking through the gar...

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