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Bill Elliott Added to SRX Lineup

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott will climb into the cockpit of an SRX car, the organization announced Thursday, Oct. 1.

The 64-year-old from Dawsonville, Ga., won the 1988 NASCAR Cup Series championship.

Overall, he has 44 Cup wins, including the Daytona 500 twice and Southern 500 three times.

“I am excited to reunite with Ray Evernham and some of the great legends of our sport,” Elliott said in a release. “I look forward to racing at some of the most historic American racing destinations and putting on an awesome show for the fans. We have a special driver field and it will be fun competing with some of the greatest drivers of all time.”

Elliott is also the father of current Cup driver Chase Elliott.

Elliott joins the SRX driver lineup of Tony Stewart, Tony Kanaan, Paul Tracy, Bobby Labonte, Helio Castroneves, Willy T. Ribbs and Mark Webber.

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TiminPayson

Come on. This is just a place for Tony to play. Title sponsors AARP And Geritol.

Bill B

What’s your point?

TiminPayson

Senior citizen IROC. This will be Joe Biden boring

VERNA May

I feel just the opposite. The field gets more exciting with every driver they add. Bill Elliott and his flying #9 were the first reason I got hooked on NASCAR. That was followed by a lifetime at dirt tracks. I can’t be the only fan they reeled in. Would love to see him race again. Plus Helio–the most animatedly positive person in racing. I can’t wait!!

Jo

Verna, I agree with you. If not for Bill Elliott, I would never have become a NASCAR fan. I’m not too surprised by this announcement, since Bill and Ray are best buddies and have raced together on road courses. The #9 Coors Thunderbird was my favorite car ever!

DoninAjax

IROC for retired drivers. Youngest driver wins. Put their wives in powder puff cars.

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