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BILL ELLIOTT RUMORS & GOSSIP

NSCS: Elliott’s throwback NAPA scheme inspired by ‘Awesome Bill’ at Darlington

CONCORD, N.C. – Darlington Raceway is known as the track “Too Tough to Tame.” Well, the Elliott family has certainly done its best. Bill Elliott earned five trips to Victory Lane at Darlington, including perhaps his most famous in 1985 when he became the first driver to clinch the “Winston Million.” As three of his main competitors saw their cars go up in smoke, Elliott...
Via On Pit Road
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Elliott says it’s an “incredible day” being inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Wednesday in NASCAR marked an important day as they would announce the 2015 class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. One of the drivers included on the list was 1988 Winston Cup Champion Bill Elliott. “This has been an incredible day,” Elliott commented. “I’m totally speechless over today. I never thought that I’d be in the Hall of Fame, especially starting out as a little red...
Via On Pit Road
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...

Chase Elliott looking for continued success following Texas win

Following his win at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott moves to one of the toughest tracks on the circuit in the form of Darlington Raceway. “Obviously coming to Darlington is a different animal itself so just trying to get used to this and this race track and what it has to offer for the race time,” he commented. “Practicing in the day time was interesting and hopefully...
Via On Pit Road
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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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