#12 Summer 500
1985 Summer 500 – Pocono International Raceway – 7/21/85
Elliott and the Coors – Melling Ford Thunderbird team arrived in Pocono International Raceway with one of the best starting records in NASCAR history. Starting the 1985 season Elliott and the team had collected 7 out of the first 15 races. Elliott and his Coors – Melling team were untouchable winning 7 out of 11 races on the superspeedway tracks, one mile or longer. Elliott had won the Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 at Pocono 4 weeks earlier in the season finishing just ahead of Harry Gant who was a close second.