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It’s a myth that human survival requires a lot. If we look deep into ourselves, we will realize that all we need is a few elements to not just survive but really live our life. Friends are one of those elements, especially those who have been with us for a very long time. Losing such friends leaves a void in our hearts that could be hard to fill. Looks like Larry McReynolds might have the same void. 

Larry McReynolds lost his best friend exactly 30 years ago. The best thing about true friendship is that it stays even after humans leave. So although it’s been 30 years since Larry McReynolds lost Davey Allison, his memories are alive in McReynolds’s heart. 30 years after Davey Allison left for his heavenly abode, Larry McReynolds shared a heartwarming message which left NASCAR fans with tears. Fans’ emotional reactions proved that legends never die!

Larry McReynolds shared a heartfelt message, remembering his old friend on his death anniversary

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Davey Allison is one of the biggest names in NASCAR history, and there’s a reason why he’s also named one of NASCAR’s 75 greatest drivers. Being one of the Legendary racers, his death left a void inside the hearts of his loved ones, including the fans. Davey Allison lost his life on July 13, 1993, in a helicopter crash, when he supposedly flew to Talladega Superspeedway to watch Neil Bonnett (his friend) and David Bonnet (Neil’s son) test drive a car for the David Busch series.

McReynolds started working with Allison in 1991 as crew chief for Robert Yates Racing. Allison and McReynolds won 3 pole positions and 11 races between 1991 and 1993, making McReynolds an elite crew chief. Even though the McReynolds worked with Allison for only 3 years, their friendship became as deep as of year-old friends. Remembering him, Davey Allison’s best friend Larry McReynolds took out his Twitter and shared a heartwarming message. 

On his Twitter post, McReynolds wrote, “30 Years Ago Today, July 13, 1993, not only did I lose the driver I was having so much success with, I absolutely lost my best friend, Davey Allison! So hard to believe it’s been that long! I think about him everyday! His final race at @NHMS we finished 3rd! #RestInPeace #NASCAR.”

Someone has rightly said, ‘once a friend always a friend.’ McReynolds’ message made NASCAR fans emotional, as they went ahead sharing their memory of the legendary racer. 

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Davey Allison might not be with us, but he’s alive in his fan’s hearts. Allison’s fandom proved that legends never die when they came forward reacting to Larry McReynolds’ tribute to Allison. 

A fan shared his memory of July 13 and said, “I still remember that day. I was a truck driver on 65 S in Louisville, KY, at the Fairgrounds Exit when it came on the radio news. I was in shock. Had to find a place to stop and see if it was true. That was a sad year in racing”.

 

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A fan who felt as if that helicopter accident was yesterday’s news said emotionally, “I’ve been thinking about that a lot since yesterday, Larry. It’s been three decades, but for us fans and his family and friends, it still feels like yesterday.” It truly feels like yesterday.

Then there was a fan who revealed that he was supposedly present with Allison when the legend was hospitalized after the helicopter crash. Remembering that day with Allison, he said, “I remember sitting with you and others that Monday night at the hospital. We talked for a while. You grew up in Ensley, Alabama. I had family there, so we talked a little about that. You are an amazing man and a wonderful human being. Roll tide”

“He left a large void. Even though I wasn’t a Ford fan, I was always an Allison fan. I did love the white, black, gold, and red car. Looked great on the track. I, too, think about him often. He was a racers racer,” said another. 

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It’s been 30 years since the legend left the NASCAR world. But the NASCAR world hasn’t forgotten about him. So for as long as fans are here, Davey Allison will always be alive in our hearts and our memories.