#43 Brickyard 400

#43 Brickyard 400

Elliott dominates Brickyard to win for second straight week

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) — In a sport that has been dominated by young drivers this season, Bill Elliott won one for the old guys Sunday as the 46-year-old from Dawsonville, Ga. captured the NASCAR Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Elliott finished 1.269 seconds ahead of another old-timer, 45-year-old Rusty Wallace. Elliott, who won the Daytona 500 in 1985 and 1987, has enjoyed a Winston Cup revival ever since he sold his team to Ray Evernham prior to last season. It was the second victory in a row for Elliott, who also won last week’s race at Pocono, Penn. “There was a lot of emotion here today,” Elliott said. “It seems like it’s been a lifetime getting here, and I don’t know how to describe it. Even the years when I had my own deal, I came here and ran well but I never could make the right decisions to get into victory lane. Every time it was always a hard luck story why we didn’t win. “Now we know in our own minds that we can do it each and every week. We’ve just got to keep that momentum rolling. We’re not going to get what we want every week, but I think this is a great start to a great future and a great building block for Ray Evernham and what he wants to build this race team into down the road.”

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  • Tags: Wins- Bill Elliott
  • ِDate: August 4, 2002
  • ِEvent: Brickyard 400
  • Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Team: Evernham Motorsports
  • Crew Chief: Mike Ford

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