Although it’s been a quarter of a century, Bill Elliott remembers his first short track win at Bristol Motor Speedway like it was yesterday.
Even a little incident involving Geoffrey Bodine in the waning laps wasn’t enough to keep the Dawsonville, Ga. driver from Victory Lane at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. That April 10th win, his first of the 1988 season, catapulted Elliott to his lone NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
In a recent interview, Elliott talked about that win, racing at BMS and his son Chase’s career, among other topics. Following is a transcript of that conversation:
Can you believe it’s been a quarter of a century since you won at Bristol? I was talking to somebody earlier about it being 25 years and I said “It just doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, seems like it was 25 days.” Time goes by so fast. Where has the time gone? My son (Chase) is now is 17 and he’s racing at a lot of these places, so I’m just trying to keep up and follow him around.
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