#26 Pepsi Firecracker 400
Elliott Goes From Back To Front
It might be a bit hard to believe, but Bill Elliott started 38th in the July 2 Pepsi Firecracker 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Yep, the same Bill Elliott who owns those track qualifying records. But the one-inch carburetor plate, enforced by NASCAR at Daytona and Talladega, Ala., had something to do with that. So, logically, most folks felt Elliott wouldn’t be a factor in the race. Not so. Elliott came on to win the race, as he drove his Melling/Coors Ford Thunderbird to a thrilling, 18-inch victory over Rick Wilson in the Kodak Oldsmobile Cutlass.