Great dirt and pavement modified and Late Model Sportsman driver from Fredericksburg and Mechanicsville, Virginia. Former Virginia State NASCAR Late Model Sportsman champion and NASCAR Modified Division Most Popular Driver. Equally at home on dirt or pavement.Al won races from Maine to Florida. He was especially a crowd favorite in his NASCAR pavement cars at Richmond's Southside Speedway on Friday night and with his dirt "outlaw" cars at Wilson County on Saturday nights.Al was known to take a pickup truck load of watermelons from Virginia to Wilson, NC on hot summer Saturdays to share with fellow competitors. He and Hemingway, SC's Mutt Powell developed a spirited rivalry at Wilson to equal Grinnan's rivalry at Southside with Sonny Hutchins and "Terrible" Tommy Ellis.See More
"My Dad and his brother, Herb and Elmer Daniels, respectively raced Broadway. #13. They even raced once against Wendell Scott. Dad said he was the one of the most gentlemanly drivers he ever encountered. Ed Harvey sold Dad his first engine and told…"
"My man, Little Bill! I so remember this pink job. I was just a kid and always in the pits, so all the drivers pretty much knew me, but Bill, my cousin, was one of my favorites. Easy going and good as gold. I can't count how many times he rode…"
"I remember when Big Bill died. The Corum's are my cousins. I was pretty young and my Dad, Herb Daniels, worked with Bill. He had a heart attack and hit a bridge abutment, I believe. We visited his wife after the funeral and it was so very sad.…"