All-Star: Bill Elliott preview

Elliott To Take Green Flag In 21st Position In Sprint Showdown Concord, NC (May 17, 2008)-Bill Elliott in the no. 21 Wood Brothers U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion will start in the 21st position in the Sprint Showdown event Saturday evening. Bill...

Elliott To Take Green Flag In 21st Position In Sprint Showdown

Concord, NC (May 17, 2008)-Bill Elliott in the no. 21 Wood Brothers U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion will start in the 21st position in the Sprint Showdown event Saturday evening. Bill will try to race his way into the All Star event in the two twenty lap heat races that precede the million dollar prized challenge.

Elliott took to the track 16th out of 28 other competitors who will also attempt to race their way into a position. The first and second place winners of the Sprint Showdown will advance to the All Star Race to have their chance at the highest award on the NASCAR circuit in a non point's event.

This will be Bill Elliott's final career attempt at the All Star Race, he made history in 1986 when he won what was then known as The Winston.

The Wood Brothers Racing team has been working hard with their campaign efforts to win the Sprint fan vote, utilizing the third option to allow Bill to win a position into the All Star Race. Team Co- Owner Eddie Wood commented about the support from Wood Brothers fans and sponsors. He said, "We've had so much support from the U.S. Air Force, Ford, Motorcraft, Little Debbie and all of our loyal fans who have been with us over the years. We appreciate all that they've done to get the word out and vote for Bill. We'll see what happens."

-credit: wbr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott
Teams Wood Brothers Racing