Career Chronology: Bill Elliott
- 1976: Raced his first NASCAR Winston Cup race.
- 1984: Scored his first win at Riverside.
- 1986: Won the Michigan International Speedway.
- 1987: Won his second Daytona 500, and beat the speed record at Talladega.
- 1988: Won the Winston Cup Championship.
- 1998: Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers.
- 2007: Inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
- 2015: Inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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Career Highlights: Bill Elliott
- Had a very successful NASCAR career, winning two Daytona 500 races, three times at the Southern 500, and the 1988 Winston Cup, among others.
- Throughout his career, he was admired by his many fans and was awarded NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award sixteen times.
- Holds the record for fastest qualifying speed at Talladega in 1987, reaching 212.8 mph and the fastest speed at any NASCAR race.
- His greatest accomplishment was winning the NASCAR premier series championship in 1988 with 6 wins and high-ranking finishes in his season.
- Georgia Governor Perdue declared October 8th as ‘Bill Elliott Day’ throughout the state of Georgia.
Biography: Bill Elliott
Bill Elliott, born William Clyde Elliott as the youngest of three boys in 1955, is a retired NASCAR driver. His career spanned over 37 years, and it held him in high ranks throughout. He has a successful record of breaking speed barriers and series wins, including two Daytona 500 victories in 1985 and 1987, and three times at the Southern 500 at Darlington.
He won the 1988 Winston Cup Championship, as well as 44 wins in the series. His greatest accomplishment was winning the NASCAR premier series championship in 1988 with 6 wins, 15 top-five finishes, and 22 top-ten finishes. It was also obvious that his fans adored him, as he also won NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award sixteen times, a record that has yet to be broken.
His record for fastest qualifying speed at Talladega, reaching 212.809 mph in 1987, has also been marked as the fastest speed at any NASCAR race. He became known as ‘Million Dollar Bill’ when he won a million dollar bonus for winning three of four marquee events. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2007, and he was recently inducted into the 2015 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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