#8 Winston 500

#8 Winston 500

Elliott wins 1985 Winston 500 at Talladega; races closer to becoming “Million Dollar Bill”

TALLADEGA, Ala., May 5, 1985 – In the spring of 1985, Bill Elliott was the fastest driver on the fastest race track – and it was probably the only time that year the word “comeback” was associated with “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.” But Elliott needed an “Improba-Bill” comeback to win the Winston 500 at Alabama International Motor Speedway and have a chance to become “Million Dollar Bill.” Elliott entered the 1985 season with four career NASCAR Winston Cup victories – but three of them occurred the previous year when he finished third in the points standings in just his second full season as a Cup driver and third with team owner Harry Melling. In 30 races in 1984, Elliott collected 13 top-fives, 24 top-10s, four poles and seven outside poles.

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  • Tags: Wins- Bill Elliott
  • ِDate: May 5, 1985
  • ِEvent: Winston 500
  • Track: Talladega Superspeedway
  • Team: Melling Racing
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