#6 Coca-Cola 500
Coca-Cola 500 – Atlanta Motor Speedway – 3/17/1985
Elliott always came into Atlanta International Speedway with the home track advantage. At this time no one knew what was in store for Elliott and the entire Coors – Melling Ford Thunderbird team in 1985. Fans would see a season like no other in the history of NASCAR with 11 “Super Speedway” wins as well as collecting the first “Winston Million” for the team based in Dawsonville, GA, just north of Atlanta. During the 1985 season Elliott became known as “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville”.