Warning, do not adjust your computer screen, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott will drive the No. 23 GMS Racing Chevrolet in the upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America on Aug 25.
The 1988 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion made his last NASCAR start in 2012 at Daytona International Speedway. He finished 37th driving for Turner Motorsports.
“When this opportunity came up from Mike [Beam, President of GMS Racing], I had to jump on it,” Elliott said in a team press release. “Chase has ran a handful of races for the team so I figured I would give it a shot at Road America. Beam and I have worked together in the past so it will be exciting to get back behind the wheel and bring back some old memories.”
It will be his first start in NASCAR’s second-tier division since 2005 and the 44th of his career. He has one-career victory in the series coming in the 1993 Fay’s 150 at Watkins Glen International. The Dawsonville, GA native turns 63 years old in October.
GMS Racing has used a variety of drivers in it’s No. 23 Chevrolet since the beginning of May. Spencer Gallagher started the season driving the car full-time, and won at Talladega Superspeedway, but was suspended the following week after testing positive for a banned substance. The team currently sits 11th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series owner points.