#27 AC Spark Plug 500
Two Straight, Four On Year For Elliott
Bill Elliott made the most of the start of the second half of the 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup season by picking up right where he left off in the first half – with a victory. In his Melling/Coors Ford Thunderbird, Elliott breezed to an 8.27-second victory over Ken Schrader in the Hendrick/Folgers Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS to win the July 24 AC Spark Plug 500 at Pocono (Pa.) International Raceway. It was the second win for Elliott in as many races. He closed the first half of the season with an ever-so-close, dramatic victory over Rick Wilson in the July 4 Pepsi Firecracker 400 at Daytona Beach, Fla. With the Pocono triumph, Elliott earned his fourth victory of the season, more than any other competitor.