#2 Miller High Life 400
Miller High Life 400 – Michigan – 6/17/1984
Bill Elliott started on the pole at Michigan International Speedway in the Harry Melling / Coors Ford Thunderbird with a record setting speed of 164.339 MPH, beating the old track record set by David Pearson of 164.073 MPH. Car owner Harry Melling lived close by and considered Michigan International Speedway his home track. Elliott was the dominate car all day on the 2 mile oval. Caution came out late in the race when Cale Yarbourgh cut down the R/R tire and spun. As the field pitted Elliott took on four Goodyear tires and made a chassis adjustment to the L/R to loosen the car up for the short run to the end of the race. Elliott lined up 2nd for the restart on lap 193. With 7 laps to go Bill built up a 12 car length lead while Dale Earnhardt & Darrell Waltrip drafting couldn’t catch Elliott. Elliott took the checkered flag going away for his second win of his career. Finishing 2nd was Dale Earnhardt 12 car lengths behind. After the race Mike Joy interviewed Bill’s dad George Elliott on Pit road about the impressive victory. Mike Joy remarked that George Elliott could not have a better Father’s Day present then a win for the Coors Melling team at MIS.