Bill Elliott was born on October 8, 1955, in Dawsonville, Georgia. William Clyde Elliott also known as Awesome Bill of Dawsonville, Million Dollar Bill, or Wild Bill is an American former professional racing driver.
|Nickname:||William Clyde Elliott|
|Profession(s):||Stock car racing driver|
|Weight (approx.):||- 84 kg
- 185 pounds
|Height (approx.):||In feet - 6.06 feet
In centimeter - 185 cm
In meter - 1.85 m
|Hair Colour:||Light Grey|
|Date of Birth:||October 8, 1955|
|Age (as in 2022):||67 years old|
|Children/Kids:||- Chase Elliott
- Starr Elliott
- Brittany Elliott
|Networth & Money|
|Networth (approx.)||$10 million|
Bill Elliott‘s Wife Cindy Elliott
Bill is currently married to a lovely woman, Cindy Elliott. He was previously married to Martha Elliott, although they divorced in 1990. Martha was his high school sweetheart and they had been married for 15 years.
Not much is known about Bill and Cindy’s love story. The pair met in 1988 when they were Sprint Cup champions on a studio assignment. They started dating in 1992 and got married that year. They currently live in Dawsonville, Georgia and their marriage has been strong since 1992. There are no signs of a breakup and neither of them has been involved in controversial rumors.
Facts About Bill Elliott
Bill Elliott participates full-time in Camping World Superstar Racing Experience. He won the Winston Cup championship in 1988 and had 44 wins in that series, including two wins at the Daytona 500 in 1985 and 1987, three wins at the Southern 500 in 1985, 1988 and 1994, one win at the Winston 500 in 1985, one win at the Brickyard 400 in 2002, a victory in “The Winston All-Star Race” (race without points) in 1986, and a record four consecutive wins at Michigan International Speedway between 1985 and 1986 (7 wins in total at Michigan, the most amount in a circuit of his career).
He Holds the fastest qualifying speed record 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 set in 1987; the mark at Talladega is the fastest qualifying speed ever recorded for a NASCAR race. With the current use of restriction plates at Daytona and Talladega since 1988, it is highly unlikely that these two qualifying speed records will ever be broken.
In 1985, Elliott made history by winning the first Winston Million, a $1 million bonus for any driver who could win three of NASCAR’s four crown jewel races: the Daytona 500 at Daytona, the Winston at Talladega, the World 600 at Charlotte and the Southern 500 at Darlington.
In a year dominated by Elliott, Bill won 11 races (with 4 “season sweeps” – Atlanta, Pocono, Michigan, and Darlington) and 11 pole positions, including three of those 11 wins at the Daytona 500, Winston 500, and Southern 500, which it earned Bill the “Winston’s Million Dollar Bonus” and earned him the nickname “Million Dollar Bill”.
In 1990, Japanese video game company Konami released the first officially licensed NASCAR game, Bill Elliott’s NASCAR Challenge for MS-DOS. The game was revealed for the NES and Amiga in 1991, and Bill Elliott’s NASCAR Fast Tracks was released for the Game Boy at the same time.
Bill Elliott Achievements
Elliott holds the distinction of posting a Talladega Superspeedway record of 6 consecutive poles from 1985 to 1987.
|1987 Daytona 500||Winner|
|2002 Brickyard 400||Winner|
|1994 Southern 500||Winner|
|1985, 19888 Southern 500||Winner|
|1987 Busch Clash||Win|
|1986 The Winston||Win|
Bill Elliott Awards
He wins awards Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (2007) and NASCAR Hall of Fame (2015).
Elliott has won National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing(NASCAR’s) Most Popular Driver award a record 16 times (1984-1988, 1991-2000, 2002).
He extract his name from the ballot for this award after winning it in 2002.
In 2005, the Georgia State Legislature announce October 8 as Bill Elliott Day in the state of Georgia.