Bill Elliott

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Date of Birth October 8, 1955
Place of Birth Dawsonville, Georgia
Age 65 years old
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Bill Elliott

William Clyde Elliott, also known as Awesome Bill from Dawsonville, or Million Dollar Bill, is an American former professional stock car racing driver. He last competed part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro for GMS Racing. He won the 1988 Winston Cup Championship and garnered 44 wins in that series, including two Daytona 500 victories in 1985 and 1987, three Southern 500 victories in 1985, 1988, and 1994, one Winston 500 victory in 1985, one Brickyard 400 victory in 2002, one "The Winston All-Star Race" win in 1986, and a record four consecutive wins at Michigan International Speedway between 1985 and 1986. He holds the track record for fastest qualifying speed at Talladega at 212.809 miles per hour and Daytona International Speedway at 210.364 miles per hour, both of which were set in 1987; the mark at Talladega is the fastest qualifying speed for any NASCAR race ever.

Born: William Clyde Elliott, October 8, 1955, Dawsonville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Weight: 185 lb
Achievements: 1988 Winston Cup Series Champion, 1985, 1987 Daytona 500 Winner, 2002 Brickyard 400 Winner, 1985, 1988, 1994 Southern 500 Winner, 1985 Winston 500 Winner, 1986 The Winston Winner, Led NASCAR Winston Cup Series in wins in 1985, 1988 (tie), and 1992 (tie)
Awards: Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998), 1984-1988, 1991-2000, 2002 Winston Cup Series Most Popular Driver (16 times), Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductee (2007), NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee (2015)

About Bill Elliott

Part-time driver and former champion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Before Fame

He inherited his love of racing from his father, who would start a speed shop and Ford dealership.

Achievement

He had a record for four consecutive wins at Michigan International Speedway during 1985-86.

Family Life

Has three children, Starr, Brittany, Chase, with his wife Cindy whom he married in 1992.

Associations

His car tangled with Dale Earnhardt's at The Winston in 1986.

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