Bill Elliott named to Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

Bill Elliott To Be Inducted Into Atlanta Sports Hall Of Fame (Dover, DE May 30, 2008) --There's a reason Bill Elliott is known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville." Bill is scheduled to be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame this...

Bill Elliott To Be Inducted Into Atlanta Sports Hall Of Fame

(Dover, DE May 30, 2008) --There's a reason Bill Elliott is known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville." Bill is scheduled to be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame this weekend. The Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to honoring Atlanta's sports heroes. Prior inductees include Hank Aaron, Evander Holyfield, Phil Niekro and Dominique Wilkins.

This year's list of inductees include Steve Bartkowski (Atlanta Falcons all-time passing leader), Claude Humphrey (Atlanta Falcons six time pro bowler), Edwin Moses (four-time Olympic and world gold medalist), John Schuerholz (General Manager Atlanta Braves from 1990 to 2007), Louise Suggs (LPGA founder and winner of 58 LPGA tournaments), and Bill Elliott, NASCAR Legend. The induction ceremony will be held on Saturday night beginning at 5:30 pm.

This recognition alone demonstrates the kind of career and the kind of person Bill is. However, in addition to meeting his induction obligations, Bill is also driving the no. 21 Air Force Ford Fusion at Dover this weekend. Bill will arrive at Dover on Friday and practice and qualify the car. He will fly back to Atlanta on Saturday immediatelyfollowing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Seriesfinal practice.After the induction ceremony Bill will return to Dover to compete in the Best Buy 400 Benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway.

Co-owner Eddie Wood noted, "Bill is a true champion and a true family friend. It's no wonder he has been inducted to multiple halls of fame and voted NASCAR's most popular driver 16 times. We are blessed to have a person like Bill working with us."

-credit: wbr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
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