Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday second notes

Atlanta Motor Speedway Second Pit Notes - Sunday, October 29 ELLIOTT HONORED: Before Dawsonville, Ga., native Bill Elliott started his 57th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this afternoon, he was honored in a special ...

Atlanta Motor Speedway Second Pit Notes - Sunday, October 29

ELLIOTT HONORED: Before Dawsonville, Ga., native Bill Elliott started his 57th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this afternoon, he was honored in a special presentation and proclamation at driver introductions by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.

"He's been our hometown favorite for 30 years," Perdue said during the announcement. "He's our own Bill Elliott."

Speedway officials announced earlier this week that the facility's East Turn Grandstand will be renamed the Elliott Grandstand in honor of Elliott and his family's contributions to the sport.

Ellliott's career includes six victories, five pole positions and 20 top-10 finishes at AMS, as well as the 1988 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series title and 16 Most Popular Driver titles.

-credit: ams

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott