Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bill Elliott: Hall of Fame Nominee

'Awesome Bill from Dawsonville'

    Bill Elliott holds the fastest qualifying speeds at Talladega and Daytona and won the Daytona 500 twice.   He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2007 - is this his year for the NASCAR HOF?

1994. 'TO THE LINE: Bill Elliott takes the checkered flag in his Ford Thunderbird to win the Southern 500 at Darlington.' - Mark Sluder/Staff

1998. 'Bill Elliott's pit crew flies through their stop and Elliott went on to win the pole for The Winston.' - staff photo

 2001. 'Bill Elliott and his crew get his car ready for qualifying Friday at Lowe's Motor Speedway.'
-Christopher Record/Staff

2001- 'Fans in the infield react as Dave Blaney (93), Bill Elliott (9), Matt Kenseth (17), Ricky Rudd (28) and Tony Stewart (20) crash in turn one in the second-to-last lap of the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington . Ward Burton won the race under caution.' 
- Davie Hinshaw/Staff 

1987. 'Bill Elliott, The Winston.'

 2010 - 'Drivers Kyle Busch, left, Mark Martin, and Bill Elliott, right, are seen during qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.' - AP photo

 1995. 'SPIN OUT: Bill Elliott (94) throws sparks while sliding through Turn 2 Sunday as Steve Grissom (29) drives past Elliott's spin-out during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.'  - Davie Hinshaw/Staff

1995. 'NASCAR driver Bill Elliott poses with movie character Batman and the Batmobile during a news conference at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, 1995. Elliott will drive the new paint scheme for the next three races beginning with Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at CMS.' - AP