In Honor of 2015 Nascar Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Elliottby Representative Richard Hudson
Posted on 2015-01-26
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Monday, January 26, 2015
Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and congratulate
racing legend Bill Elliott upon his induction into the sixth class of
the NASCAR Hall of Fame. There is a rhyme that holds true about this
inductee, ``Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.''
The Dawsonville, Georgia, native got his first career win at the
1976 Carolina 500 at ``The Rock'' in Rockingham, North Carolina. In
fact, Bill reached victory lane six times at tracks within North
Carolina's 8th congressional district.
These wins are just a small part of one of the greatest careers in NASCAR history.
In 1985, Elliott won the first ``Winston Million'' in NASCAR history by winning three of four races in NASCAR's then ``Grand Slam.'' In that season, he won the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, the Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, and the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. He is one of only two drivers in the Winston Million era to ever accomplish this feat and for being the first to accomplish it he was given the nickname ``Million Dollar Bill.'' In 1988, Elliott earned NASCAR's Winston Cup championship. His win total of 44 ranks him in the top 20 all-time NASCAR Cup Series winners and Elliott also garnered 16 Most Popular Driver Awards during his illustrious career.
It is a true honor to congratulate him on his due induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.