16. Neil Bonnett


Neil Bonnett, a member of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers, won 18 races in 362 starts.  He is probably best remembered for his perseverance after suffering a life-threatening crash at Darlington in 1990.  After rehabbing and a stint as a commentator, Bonnett’s luck ran out when he died in a crash at qualifying for the 1994 Daytona 500.





The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Hueytown, Alabama, U.S.A.

Retired In:
1994 (Deceased)

Sprint Cup Wins:
18

Poles:
20

Top Ten Finishes:
156

Top Ten Finishes (Season):
Sprint Cup Series:
1983: 6th
1984: 8th
1985: 4th

Should Neil Bonnett be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 69.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 23.1%