The Pass In The Grass My…..The Best Ever All-Star Race

30 years later, it's still entertaining. It's a case where the event lives up to the hype. It shouldn't be a surprise. The 80s and 90s were a golden age for NASCAR. Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Terry Labonte, and Geoff Bodine were genuine stars, setting the stage to make the 1987 running of the all-star race an instant classic. Bill "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" Elliott was the resident speed merchant of the era. Until the restrictor plates came along, he was tooling along at ridiculou ...

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Sports Fans & Participants Attach Special Meaning To Numbers

Starting next season, Chase Elliott's car will bear the same number his legendary father once used. Longtime fans will easily remember the number 9 and think of Awesome Bill from Dawsonville. Along with 44 wins and a championship, Bill Elliott was a 16 time winner of NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award. Sports fans are funny about numbers. Football fans will forever associate 34 with Walter Payton, and the 18 with Peyton Manning. NBA fans think "Michael Jordan" when they see the 23. In bas ...

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The Elliott- Earnhardt Connection

Who would have ever imagined back in 1987 when Dale Earnhardt and Bill Elliott were battling in an all-star race that their sons  would one day be teammates. Let's not forget that after the infamous "Pass In The Grass" incident, Elliott reportedly took all his Wrangler jeans out and burned them. In fact, even today, if you ask Awesome Bill from Dawsonville, he will tell you that it was no "pass in the grass." Fast forward to today, and guess what? Dale Earnhardt Jr. and William Clyde "Cha ...

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From Earnhardt to Petty: 5 Great NASCAR Winning Streaks

  Win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, and you've accomplished something impressive. A driver who can win two in a row has demonstrated he has the hang of this. Win three or more, and you're making history. In eight decades of racing, only 19 Cup drivers have won three or more in a row. Today, we celebrate five of the best NASCAR winning streaks of all time. Dale Earnhardt (4), March 29- April 26, 1987- On the road to the third of his seven championships, The Intimidator set the tone for ...

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History Makers, Legends Comprise Hall of Fame Class

Diverse. In every sense of the word, the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame class is diverse, with a little something for every kind of racing fan, from the old timers to fans of more recent vintage. It's not easy being first; Wendell Scott knew that. NASCAR's first African-American to win a NASCAR Grand National race overcame humble beginnings and prejudice to earn his place in racing history. Scott came of age in segregated drinking fountains, segregrated restrooms and even segregated schools. It ...

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