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BILL ELLIOTT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Elliott Shared Winning Set-Up With Wood Brothers Prior to Dominating Win in 1985 Winston 500 at Talladega

As the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team head to Talladega, the festivities at this weekend’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway will include a look back 30 years to the 1985 Winston 500 at Talladega, a race in which Bill Elliott and his No. 9 Ford Thunderbird put on one of the greatest displays of power in modern NASCAR racing. Elliott started on the pole but had an oil line come...

Throwback Thursday: The Crash That Changed NASCAR

  Credit – YouTube Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1987 Winston 500 – Alabama International Motor Speedway – May 3, 1987 28 years ago this weekend, NASCAR fans witnessed a crash that would forever change the sport. As the technologies improved, speed was climbing higher and higher with each passing season, with 1987 serving as the pinnacle. This...
Via Motor Racing Digest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Second time's a charm: Chase Elliott impresses with solid run in Richmond

Defending XFINITY Series champion Chase Elliott's trek to the Sprint Cup Series took another positive step after Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Making just his second Sprint Cup start, Elliott stayed out of trouble and finished the day where he started, 16th. The result was much better than Elliott's first Sprint Cup outing at Martinsville Speedway...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott Relives History of NASCAR¹s Greatest, Improbable Comeback Victory - 1985 Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bill Elliott turned back the pages of history Wednesday at Talladega Superspeedway, reliving the day when he and his iconic No. 9 Thunderbird stunned the racing world with the greatest, improbable comeback win in NASCAR history. The Sunday, May 3, GEICO 500 will mark the 30th anniversary of Elliott’s amazing  run in the 1985 Winston 500 where he made...

Getting to Know JR Motorsports' Rookie of the Year Candidate, Chase Elliott

Chase Elliott, 18, is trying to do something rather rare. Elliott, the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Bill Elliott, currently holds the drivers points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In doing so, Elliott has become the youngest driver to lead the points in NASCAR's second tier division. After not being sure whether or not he would have a job come 2014, Elliott...

Elliott, Kwasniewski gain NASCAR speedway approval

NASCAR has approved a pair of high-profile 18-year-old drivers for speedway racing. The sanctioning body gave the nod to Chase Elliott and Dylan Kwasniewski following their runs in the ARCA race Saturday. Elliott finished ninth in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, five spots ahead of pole-sitter Kwasniewski. Both were running and on the lead lap at the end of...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Elliott Getting Back Behind The Wheel At Daytona

Chase Elliott arrives at Daytona International Speedway for Preseason Thunder testing on Saturday, and according to NASCAR.com, a familiar face will be on track as…
Via Rubbings Racing
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott to run for Nationwide title with JR Motorsports, NAPA

Chase Elliott will race for the Nationwide Series championship this season with JR Motorsports. NAPA Auto Parts will sponsor Elliott, reversing its decision to leave NASCAR. NAPA ended its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Martin Truex Jr. one year into a three-year contract extension with Michael Waltrip Racing. NAPA's decision was fallout from MWR's September attempt to manipulate...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott, 18, lands Nationwide ride, will drive No. 9 NAPA Chevy

Chase Elliott will drive the No. 9 NAPA Chevy in the Nationwide Series with JR Motorsports. Greg Ives will be his crew chief. "This is the opportunity of a lifetime," Elliott said in a press release. "My family and I are still trying to believe it all. I couldn't ask to be partnered with anyone better than Dale (Earnhardt) Jr., Kelley (Earnhardt Miller) and Mr. (Rick) Hendrick...
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott to drive full-season in Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports

Chase Elliott, the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, will compete full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014. Elliott, 18, will drive the No. 9 car for JR Motorsports. NAPA Auto Parts has abandoned it’s plan to leave NASCAR and instead will sponsor Elliott. It was just a few months ago that NAPA dumped Michael Waltrip Racing after one-year into...
Via Tireball.com
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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