Bill Elliott

usa United States
Full Name
William Clyde Elliott
Dawsonville, GA
Date of Birth
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Over the course of his 37-year career, Elliott won the 1988 championship and captured 44 wins. Of those, they include two Daytona 500 victories (1985 and 1987), three Southern 500s (1985, 1988 and 1994), and the 2002 Brickyard 400. He also won the non-points Daytona Clash race in 1987.

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.

Elliott won NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award a record 16 times. He withdrew his name from the ballot for that award after winning it in 2002.He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on August 15, 2007 and into the 2015 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

He is the father of current Cup Series driver Chase Elliott.


05/21/2014 – Elliott is named as an inductee to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015

05/05/1999 – Ernie Elliott is named interim crew chief for Elliott

04/28/1996 – Elliott suffers a broken leg after a crash during a race at Talladega

Cup Series

SeasonTeamStartsPolesWinsTop5sTop10sLaps CompLaps LedRaces LedDNFDNQWD
1976Elliott Racing4000041900400
1976Champion Racing4000062800200
1977Elliott Racing100002208200510
1978Elliott Racing100005227800300
1979Elliott Racing80003150122210
1979Hamby Motorsports50012182861000
1980Elliott Racing110004210644400
1981Elliott Racing1310172777333500
1982Melling Racing21108955401519600
1983Melling Racing30011222953617315300
1984Melling Racing30431324984857017300
1985Melling Racing28111116188724192019300
1986Melling Racing2942816854951115600
1987Melling Racing298616208902139922500
1988Melling Racing296615229647159820100
1989Melling Racing2923814903738011400
1990Melling Racing292112169349118513200
1991Melling Racing292161290202036200
1992Junior Johnson & Associates292514179115127318200
1993Junior Johnson & Associates30206159329144300
1994Junior Johnson & Associates31116129172628500
1995Bill Elliott Racing312041193491238300
1996Bill Elliott Racing24000674391087200
1997Bill Elliott Racing3210514961044211300
1998Bill Elliott Racing3200058865388700
1999Bill Elliott Racing3400129764143400
2000Bill Elliott Racing32003786361118800
2001Gillett Evernham Motorsports36215999151719200
2002Gillett Evernham Motorsports36426131035227513400
2003Gillett Evernham Motorsports36019121010760012200
2004Gillett Evernham Motorsports30001700261100
2004Bill Elliott Racing3000073200000
2005Gillett Evernham Motorsports900002102131300
2006Michael Waltrip Racing50000122400000
2006John Carter Racing3000072100110
2006Gillett Evernham Motorsports100009000000
2006Team Red Bull100000223811110
2006MB2 Motorsports1000020311000
2007Front Row Motorsports200000536454210
2007Wood Brothers Racing200000536454200
2008Wood Brothers Racing200000651711030
2009Wood Brothers Racing120000291100200
2010Wood Brothers Racing120000317511100
2010Latitude 43 Motorsports1000014000100
2011Phoenix Racing40000127200000
2011Whitney Motorsports1000018800000
2012Turner Scott Motorsports1000012300100
2012NEMCO Motorsports100003700110