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Since news broke that Bill Elliott would be coming out of retirement to run the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Road America, Kerry Murphey has joked on basically every episode of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast that in doing so Elliott would be losing his place in the NASCAR Hall of Fame for at least a couple of years.

Of course, Elliott’s enshrinement is staying put, but the 1988 NASCAR Cup Series champion and winner of 44 Cup Series races has an interesting rear bumper this weekend on his No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro.

The team was instructed to place yellow rookie tape on the bumper before Elliott could run any laps in practice around the massive 4-plus mile race course. Elliott also partook in the rookie driving meeting with Tyler Reddick and the other NXS 2018 rookie class.
Continue reading “Bill Elliott Sporting Rookie Stripes at Road America”

Elliott, Lorenzen, Scott, Weatherly, White Officially Enshrined

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2015) – Five legendary drivers with distinct styles and contributions to NASCAR were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center. Continue reading “2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honors Five Iconic Wheelmen”

dale_earnhardt_jr_most_popular_2013Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the NMPA NASCAR Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for a record, 11th consecutive season. He matched Bill Elliott’s mark a year ago although the 1988 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion continues to hold the overall record of 16.

Earnhardt said many things motivate a driver to compete at a high level. Continue reading “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Shocks With 11th Straight NMPA NASCAR Most Popular Driver Award”

Turner Motorsports makes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut at Daytona International Speedway (DIS)… This weekend will mark a major milestone for Turner Motorsports, which fields three teams in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and three teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team will make its debut in the NSCS with veteran and legend, Bill Elliott. Elliott, who has accumulated 44 series wins over the course of his career, will drive the No. 50 Walmart Chevrolet in conjunction with the company’s 50th birthday celebration. This will mark Elliott’s 828th career NSCS start.

Elliott at Daytona International Speedway, by the numbers…. Bill Elliott has made 59 career NSCS starts at DIS, accumulating four wins, 15 top-fives, 24 top-10s and five poles. He has an average starting position of 17.4, coupled with an average finishing position of 15.6. His last win at Daytona came in 2001 after starting fifth while driving for Ray Evernham.

Continue reading “Turner Making Cup Series Debut at Daytona with Bill Elliott in the No. 50 Walmart Chevrolet”