Neil Bonnett: Friend First, Racer Second

A Lifetime in Motorsports

Apr 28 2022 • 1 hr

To many in the garage area, Neil Bonnett was one pf the most beloved drivers in NASCAR's long history. The native of Hueytown, AL. was lost in a single-car crash during a practice session at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 11, 1994, nine days before the Daytona 500. Bonnett was attempting a comeback for six races scheduled for that season in a Chevrolet fielded by team owner James Finch. NASCAR historians Ben White and Jerry Bonkowski look back at Bonnett's life and career, as well as his career as a broadcaster for several major networks. They also discuss the origins and interesting milestones of the No. 61 in NASCAR history during podcast No. 61 of "A Lifetime in NASCAR."     Give "A Lifetime in NASCAR" a listen for some interesting information on this week's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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