Well, now! This might be some of the best news we’ve seen come out of NASCAR in a minute! Bill Elliott, the holder of the top speed record in NASCAR in that 1987 Thunderbird, the man who could give Dale Earnhardt something to think about in hot competition, is coming back for a NASCAR race. He’s never really left racing, but this will be his first start in what is now the Xfinity Series since 2005, back when he was driving a Dodge for Evernham Motorsports. Elliott will be racing the #23 Chevrolet Camaro at Road Atlanta for the Johnsonville 180 on August 25, 2018.
In an interview with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Claire B. Lang, Elliot said, “I would say in the (NASCAR) national series, this will be my last race. I’m not saying I wouldn’t do something else. I’ve been enjoying the vintage car races the last couple of months. I’m going to run a Trans-Am car at Mid-Ohio next weekend just to tinker around with. Just trying some different stuff,” he said. “I’ve been through so many evolutions of racing and I just want to see what this stuff is like. I was watching the Xfinity race (at Watkins Glen on Saturday) and man, those guys are good. I just would like to see how are these cars are today, how are things going along and just kind of see what it’s all about.”