“When this opportunity came up from Mike (Beam), I had to jump on it,” said Bill Elliott. “Chase (Elliott) has run 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.”
Elliott will be making his first NXS start at Road America. The Dawsonville, GA native has a total of 43 NXS starts, one win, eight top-fives, 16 top-10’s and two pole awards.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bill (Elliott) to the GMS Racing family,” said the president of GMS Racing, Mike Beam. “Bill has many years in NASCAR and it’s going to be great to watch him come back, especially in GMS equipment. Bill and I worked together back in the day and had a lot of success so hopefully, we can pick up where we left off and create some more great memories.”
So Awesome Bill From Dawsonville will come out of “retirement”, slip on his driving paraphernalia, and get a chance to lay down a few laps when the NXS rolls into Road America, even though Elliott has not been hard on “the loud pedal” since 2012.
Who knows, the siren atop the Dawsonville pool hall may be screaming in the near future for their 62-year-old favorite son!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!