Who knows what Alan Kulwicki would have achieved had he lived beyond 39. Kulwicki was an up-and-coming star on the racecar circuit before he died in a place crash on April 1, 1993.
Kulwicki learned his craft at local stock car tracks and because a fan favorite. He broke into the Winston Cup competition in a big way, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1986.
In 207 Winston Cup races, Kulwicki earned five wins, finished in the top five 38 times and in the top 10 75 times. He won the NASCAR Winston Cup championship in 1992, only a few months before his tragic death.