This past June, longtime NASCAR owner Junie Donlavey passed away at the age of 90. His race shop competed in the big series from 1950-2002, producing 3 Rookie-of-the-Year drivers. Donlavey had 863 starts as an owner (most of those with Ford), with 60 top-five finishes and 218 top-10s to his credit.
This is a Racing Collectibles rendition of his 1984 entry, driven by Dick Brooks.
Ken Schrader would pilot this ride the next year, 1985, and would win the Rookie-of-the-Year award.
Notable drivers for Donlavey #90 entries included Joe Weatherly, David Pearson, Benny Parsons, Fred Lorenzen, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Tiny Lund, Buck Baker, Buddy Baker, Harry Gant, Bobby Isaac, Ernie Irvan and Ricky Rudd.