Bill Elliott

usa United States
Full Name
William Clyde Elliott
Dawsonville, GA
Date of Birth
First Year
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Bill Elliott is a retired American professional stock car racing driver. He is the father of current Cup Series driver Chase Elliott.

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), the World 600 (1985), three Southern 500s (1985, 1988 and 1994), and the 2002 Brickyard 400.

He holds the track record for fastest qualifying speed at Talladega at 212.809 miles per hour (342.483 km/h) and Daytona International Speedway at 210.364 miles per hour (338.548 km/h), 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.

Cup Career Highlights

  • 1985, 1987 Daytona 500 winner
  • 1985 World 600 winner
  • 1985, 1988, 1994 Southern 500 winner
  • 1986 NASCAR All-Star Race winner
  • 1987 Daytona Clash winner
  • 1988 Champion
  • 2002 Brickyard 400 winner

Other Accomplishments

  • 1984-1988, 1991-2000, 2002 NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver (16x)
  • 2007 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductee
  • 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee
Bill Elliott News

Cup Series

SeasonTeamStartPoleWinTop-5Top-10DNFLaps CompLead Lap FinLaps LedRaces LedDNQWD
1976No Team Data800006104700000
1977No Team Data1000025208200010
1978No Team Data1000053227800000
1979No Team Data1300152332908310
1980No Team Data1100044210604400
1981No Team Data13101752777233300
1982No Team Data211089655408151900
1983No Team Data3001122239536101731500
1984No Team Data3043132439848125701700
1985No Team Data2811111618387241619201900
1986No Team Data29428166854985111500
1987No Team Data29861620589021713992200
1988No Team Data29661522196471715982000
1989No Team Data292381449037123801100
1990No Team Data29211216293491811851300
1991No Team Data2921612290209203600
1992No Team Data29251417291151312731800
1993No Team Data3020615393291114400
1994No Team Data3111612591721362800
1995No Team Data31204113934912123800
1996No Team Data240006274395108700
1997No Team Data321051439610134421100
1998No Team Data320005788651038800
1999No Team Data34001249764814300
2000No Team Data3200378863613111800
2001Gillett Evernham Motorsports3621592991518171900
2002Gillett Evernham Motorsports3642613410352222751300
2003Gillett Evernham Motorsports3601912210107246001200
2004Multiple Teams6000111432326100
2005Gillett Evernham Motorsports9000032102313100
2006Multiple Teams1000001223831120
2007Multiple Teams2000002536445410
2008Wood Brothers Racing2000000651731130
2009Wood Brothers Racing1200002291150000
2010Multiple Teams1300002331561100
2011Multiple Teams500000146020000
2012Multiple Teams20000216000010