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Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott
Personal information
NameBill Elliott
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series statistics
Car #, team#09 - Phoenix Racing
Sprint Cup position41st (2010)
Best cup position1st - 1988
First race1976 Carolina 500 (Rockingham)
First win1983 Winston Western 500 (Riverside)
Last win2003 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 (Rockingham)
Cup Wins44
Top tens320
Pole position55
NASCAR Nationwide Series statistics
Best NNS position29th - 1993
First race1983 Mello Yello 300 (Charlotte)
Last race2005 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
First win1993 Fay's 150 (Watkins Glen)
Last win1993 Fay's 150 (Watkins Glen)
Wins1
Top tens16
Poles2
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series statistics
Best NCWTS position80th - 1996
First race1996 Carquest 420K (Las Vegas)
Last race1997 Carquest 420K (Las Vegas)
Top tens1

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William Clyde "Bill" Elliott (born October 8, 1955), also known as Awesome Bill from Dawsonville or Million Dollar Bill, is a part-time driver and former champion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Elliott was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on August 15, 2007. He won the 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Championship and has garnered 44 wins in that series. He had two Daytona 500 victories, and a record four consecutive wins at Michigan International Speedway during 1985-86. He holds the track record at both Talladega and Daytona International Speedway with speeds of more than 210 mph.

Elliott won NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award 16 times, a record. He withdrew his name from the ballot for that award after winning it in 2002. The award will be renamed for Elliott when he officially retires from the sport . In 2005, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue declared October 8 as Bill Elliott Day in the state of Georgia. Elliott has also been honored by the state legislature, having a stretch of road in his native Dawsonville renamed Elliott Family Parkway. Elliott was born in Dawsonville, Georgia.


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