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August 9, 2006
Good morning --Jeremy Mayfield -- Did you leave anything under the seat of the No. 19 car? Better ask Bill Elliott to get it for you.
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August 9, 2006
Good morning --Jeremy Mayfield -- Did you leave anything under the seat of the No. 19 car? Better ask Bill Elliott to get it for you.
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April 6, 1992
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Alan Kulwicki regained the lead with 26 laps left and held on to win the Food City 500 NASCAR race yesterday by 78-hundredths of a second over Dale Jarrett.The big story going into the race was Bill Elliott's bid to win his fifth straight race, which would have tied a modern-era NASCAR record. But Elliott crashed on the 31st lap and again on lap 250 and was never a factor. He finished 20th.Kulwicki started from the pole after setting a track record of 122.474 mph in qualifying on Friday.
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July 16, 2006
NASCAR Nextel Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 300 At Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 129.683 mph. 2. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevy, 129.651. 3. (25) Brian Vickers, Chevy, 129.626. 4. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevy, 129.485. 5. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 129.024. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 128.994. 7. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 128.976. 8. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevy, 128.828. 9. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 128.767. 10. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 128.693.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1997
HAMPTON, Ga. -- When Jeff Gordon arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway yesterday morning, he couldn't wait to get on the track and start fine-tuning his Chevrolet. If he had known how the day would go, he might have stayed in bed.Before practice was an hour old, Gordon had wrecked. When qualifying for today's NAPA 500 was done, Gordon found himself starting 37th."This is not the way we were wanting to start out on the first day of the final race," said Gordon, who averaged 190.673 in his backup car. "Hopefully, we can get all the bad luck out of the way today and go on and race."
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2001
The parents of former midshipman John R. Elliott, who died last year when his car was hit head on by a drunken driver in New Jersey, donated their son's class ring to the Naval Academy museum yesterday. The ring, which Elliott was wearing at the time of the crash, will be displayed with others dating as far back as the late 1800s. The stone in Elliott's ring is cracked from the impact of the collision. "The cracked stone represents the price he paid and our broken hearts," said Elliott's father, Bill Elliott.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | September 17, 1990
DOVER, Del. -- Bill Elliott is from Dawsonville, Ga., and that means his philosophy is firmly rooted in the unavoidable realities of life.Winning is a wonderful thing, Elliott knows. But it is not everything. In fact, Elliott is more a Boris Becker than a Vince Lombardi. Like Becker, he'd sometimes rather have a good time playing the game, even if it means losing.But good times only go so far. Until yesterday afternoon, Elliott had not won a Winston Cup stock car race in 10 months.He hadn't won in 23 races, a long time for a man who in 1985 won 11 superspeedway races, collected the Winston Million Dollar bonus for winning the Daytona 500, the Winston 500 and the Southern 500 all in the same season and made the cover of Sports Illustrated for an unsurpassed performance that earned $2,433,187 in a single season.
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July 16, 2006
NASCAR Nextel Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 300 At Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 129.683 mph. 2. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevy, 129.651. 3. (25) Brian Vickers, Chevy, 129.626. 4. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevy, 129.485. 5. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 129.024. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 128.994. 7. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 128.976. 8. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevy, 128.828. 9. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 128.767. 10. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 128.693.
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July 7, 1991
Pepsi 400 win has extra meaning for Elliott after personal 0) lossesDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- After suffering several losses bigge than any stock-car race, Bill Elliott is a winner again.Elliott's mother and grandmother died a week apart last month, and one of his crew members was killed in an accident last November. He said the series of events made yesterday's victory in the Pepsi 400 one of his sweetest wins."With everything that's happened, it's high on the list," he said.Elliott took his only lead with 12 laps to go and held on for his first victory this year and his first at Daytona International Speedway since July 1988.
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March 2, 1992
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Bill Elliott won a battle of Fords, driving away from Daytona 500 winner Davey Allison in the late stages to earn a seemingly effortless victory yesterday in the Goodwrench 500.Elliott pulled away steadily over the final 100 miles, beating Allison to the finish line by a whopping 12.75 seconds.The victory was Elliott's first for team owner Junior Johnson, whom he joined during the offseason, and his 35th in 350 career starts.Allison provided most of the competition for Elliott as they took turns leading most of the day at the 1.017-mile North Carolina Motor Speedway.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 10, 2003
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Bill Elliott, a 48-year-old veteran with one of the greatest driving resumes in stock-car racing history, and Matt Kenseth, a 31-year-old driver from Wisconsin emerging as a star in NASCAR's new generation, shared a day in the sun yesterday at North Carolina Speedway. Elliott won the Pop Secret 400, the final fall race to be held at this 1.017-mile track, holding off Jimmie Johnson over the final 75 laps to score the 44th victory of his Winston Cup career. Kenseth, meanwhile, finished fourth in the race to wrap up the 2003 Winston Cup championship one race short of season's end. He came into the day needing a seventh place to wrap things up and fought his way into position to do that easily by the checkered flag.
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By George Diaz and George Diaz,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 25, 2003
CONCORD, N.C. - Bill Elliott did the math: If he could survive 600 elementary school children on Monday, there's no problem spinning in circles for 400 laps today. "I think I can deal with this inconvenience this weekend," Elliott said. His "inconvenience" is three broken bones on the top of his left foot. Although most athletes would be reduced to couch potatoes given the circumstances, Elliott will hop into his Dodge a few hours before sundown today to compete in the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2001
Winston Cup driver Bill Elliott hasn't won in his Dodge yet, but he is beginning to believe he can win. "Considering this is our first year out of the box, we haven't run bad," said Elliott, who has six Top 10 finishes this season with four coming in the past five races. "Certainly, we've had growing pains, with Ray [Evernham] making the transition from crew chief to owner, from getting people in the right places, getting used to the new Goodyear tires and all the NASCAR rule changes," he said.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2001
The parents of former midshipman John R. Elliott, who died last year when his car was hit head on by a drunken driver in New Jersey, donated their son's class ring to the Naval Academy museum yesterday. The ring, which Elliott was wearing at the time of the crash, will be displayed with others dating as far back as the late 1800s. The stone in Elliott's ring is cracked from the impact of the collision. "The cracked stone represents the price he paid and our broken hearts," said Elliott's father, Bill Elliott.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 15, 2000
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Winston Cup stock car drivers haven't run in this much darkness since the revenuers used to chase their ancestors' hotrods over back mountain roads in those storied moonshine-running days. But last night, by the time qualifying for tomorrow's Diehard 500 was nearing an end, darkness had settled. Jeff Burton took his car on the track for the final qualifying run of the day at 8: 40 p.m. Somehow, it seemed a relief when his oil pump seized and he couldn't finish his two-lap trial on this 2.66-mile tri-oval, with its leering high banks and menacing curves.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1998
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Ken Schrader laced up a flak jacket to protect his fractured sternum yesterday, and then went out and turned in one of the most inspiring drives of the day.Driving his backup car, Schrader started near the back of the field, in the 31st starting position, and drove to a fourth-place finish."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | February 12, 1993
Earnhardt, Gordon take Twin 125s with ChevysDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Controversy isn't new to Winston Cup racing. Someone always is complaining about something.A year ago, it was the beginning of a season that was to be dominated in the early going by Ford cars. Davey Allison won the Daytona 500 in his Ford. Bill Elliott won the next four in his Ford.Now there is a Pontiac and four Chevrolets in the first two starting rows for Sunday's 35th annual Daytona 500."It's obvious to me that the Chevrolets did the best job of politicking over the winter," said Allison, who will start 11th Sunday.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 17, 1997
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Jeff Gordon had already spun on pit road once during this NAPA 500-race weekend, and that little turn of wheel had cost him a race car. So when he came around the fourth turn on the cooldown lap after clinching his second Winston Cup championship yesterday, his mind was working fast.NASCAR officials had told him to follow the pace car down pit road to the post-race celebration. And he thought that was probably all right. Except, of course, that he wanted to show the 152,000 fans in the Atlanta Motor Speedway stands just how happy he was about winning this title, a title that boosted him onto a par with just 12 other Winston Cup drivers who have won more than one championship.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1997
HAMPTON, Ga. -- When Jeff Gordon arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway yesterday morning, he couldn't wait to get on the track and start fine-tuning his Chevrolet. If he had known how the day would go, he might have stayed in bed.Before practice was an hour old, Gordon had wrecked. When qualifying for today's NAPA 500 was done, Gordon found himself starting 37th."This is not the way we were wanting to start out on the first day of the final race," said Gordon, who averaged 190.673 in his backup car. "Hopefully, we can get all the bad luck out of the way today and go on and race."
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