Before the 2022 Kulwicki Driver Development Program banquet, there was a special roundtable discussion celebrating and remembering Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship. You can now watch that roundtable conversation on Racing America.
The presentation was taped by Racing America on December 14, 2022 (Alan Kulwicki’s birthday) during the Kulwicki Driver Development Program annual banquet held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Speedway Club.
The roundtable conversation centers around the 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of the most memorable and discussed races in NASCAR Cup Series history. Six drivers entered the race with a mathematical shot to win the championship, with Kulwicki battling Bill Elliott throughout the race for both the win and the championship.
The event was also the final race in Richard Petty's storied career, and coincidentally was also the first start for future Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon.
Legendary ESPN broadcaster Dr. Jerry Punch, who was in Kulwicki’s pit that day, moderated the roundtable. In addition to Kulwicki’s crew chief Paul Andrews and several team members, others who participated in the roundtable included Richard and Kyle Petty, Tim Brewer, Ray Evernham, Larry McReynolds and Winston Kelley.
The Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP) was created by the Kulwicki family with funding from Alan’s estate to ensure Alan Kulwicki’s legacy lives on. The 2022 season represented the 7th year that the Kulwicki Driver Development Program provided opportunities for seven drivers to compete for the coveted Kulwicki Cup.
Former winners of the Kulwicki Cup include Ty Majeski and Luke Fenhaus.
The goal of the KDDP board of directors is to fulfill the dream of Alan’s mom, Thelma Kulwicki, to help promising young drivers reach their potential and keep her son’s spirit alive.
KDDP is actively seeking sponsorships to support the Driver Development Program into the future as well as soliciting donations toward the restoration of the 1992 championship-winning “Underbird.” Once restored, the car will reside at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Fans can watch the roundtable discussion both on RacingAmerica.TV and on Racing America’s 24/7 streaming channel.
For more information about sponsorships, the “Underbird” restoration project, or how you can help us keep Alan’s legacy alive, please contact:
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