Bill Elloitt's Father Passes Away

Elliott's father passes away DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 18, 1998) George Elliott, patriarch of the Elliott racing family, passed away Friday morning at his home in Dawsonville, Ga. He passed away due to complications after a cancerous brain tumor...

Elliott's father passes away

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 18, 1998) George Elliott, patriarch of the Elliott racing family, passed away Friday morning at his home in Dawsonville, Ga. He passed away due to complications after a cancerous brain tumor was removed in May.

Elliott, 74, is survived by wife Joyce and his three children, Ernie, Dan and Bill. He is preceded in death by his first wife Mildred in 1991.

Bill Elliott, driver of the No. 94 McDonald's Ford, will not drive in this weekend's NASCAR Winston Cup Series MBNA Gold 400 at Dover Downs International Speedway in Dover, Del.

Elliott's replacement driver will be NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division standout Matt Kenseth. This will be Kenseth's first career NASCAR Winston Cup Series start.

George Elliott was instrumental in getting his sons involved in racing. He owned a building supply company that financed their racing ventures in the 1970s. The brothers made their mark in NASCAR in the '80s, with Bill winning the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship in 1988. Both Ernie and Dan continue to be important assets in the operation of Bill's two NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams, by supplying engines and gears and transmissions, respectively.

Elliott, a graduate of North Georgia College, was a commissioned office in the Navy. He was also an educator, having taught at two elementary schools -- Lumpkin County (Ga.) and Westside Elementary in Dawson County (Ga.). He later became principal of Westside Elementary. Elliott owned a Ford dealership in Dahlonega, Ga., but sold it in the mid-eighties.

Cards and Letters to: (Kim will be happy to forward them on. The Elliott Family C/O Bethel United Methodist Church 100 Lumpkin Campground Rd., S. Dawsonville, GA 30534

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. EDT at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Dawsonville, Ga., with a burial following at McKee's Chapel United Methodist Cemetery in Dawsonville, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to the following:

Casey Elliott Memorial Fund c/o M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Facility 1515 Holcomb Blvd. 135 Houston, TX 77030

Lumpkin Campground c/o Bethel United Methodist Church 100 Lumpkin Campground Rd. Dawsonville, GA 30534

Wesley Chapel Church Building Fund 1751 Wesley Chapel Rd. Dahlonega, GA 30533

Source: NASCAR Online and MNI

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NASCAR Winston Cup Series Racing Qualifying Results MBNA Gold 400 Dover Downs International Speedway Race No. 26 /September 18, 1998

Pos    No.                 Name         Make         Time Speed
1  6   Mark Martin         Frd          00:23.082    155.966
2  2   Rusty Wallace       Frd          00:23.118    155.723
3  30  Derrike Cope        Pon          00:23.154    155.481
4  16  Kevin Lepage        Frd          00:23.163    155.420
5  18  Bobby Labonte       Pon          00:23.169    155.380
6  24  Jeff Gordon         Chv          00:23.171    155.367
7  43  John Andretti       Pon          00:23.190    155.239
8  9   Jerry Nadeau        Frd          00:23.212    155.092
9  90  Dick Trickle        Frd          00:23.227    154.992
10 88  Dale Jarrett        Frd          00:23.244    154.879
11 10  Ricky Rudd          Frd          00:23.247    154.859
12 28  Kenny Irwin         Frd          00:23.251    154.832
13 1   Steve Park          Chv          00:23.258    154.785
14 00  Buckshot Jones      Chv          00:23.271    154.699
15 7   Geoff Bodine        Frd          00:23.285    154.606
16 94  Matt Kenseth        Frd          00:23.303    154.487
17 22  Ward Burton         Pon          00:23.310    154.440
18 46  Jeff Green          Chv          00:23.334    154.281
19 42  Joe Nemechek        Chv          00:23.356    154.136
20 31  Mike Skinner        Chv          00:23.361    154.103
21 13  Ted Musgrave        Frd          00:23.371    154.037
22 44  Kyle Petty          Pon          00:23.373    154.024
23 36  Ernie Irvan         Pon          00:23.395    153.879
24 5   Terry Labonte       Chv          00:23.400    153.846
25 26  Johnny Benson       Frd          00:23.400    153.846

Positions 1-25 will be guaranteed a starting position. The rest of the field will be determined following second-round qualifying.

26 99  Jeff Burton         Frd          00:23.409    153.787
27 12  Jeremy Mayfield     Frd          00:23.412    153.767
28 33  Ken Schrader        Chv          00:23.421    153.708
29 23  Jimmy Spencer       Frd          00:23.432    153.636
30 11  Brett Bodine        Frd          00:23.439    153.590
31 21  Michael Waltrip     Frd          00:23.455    153.485
32 40  Sterling Marlin     Chv          00:23.469    153.394
33 35  Darrell Waltrip     Pon          00:23.473    153.368
34 81  Kenny Wallace       Frd          00:23.481    153.315
35 78  Gary Bradberry      Frd          00:23.497    153.211
36 97  Chad Little         Frd          00:23.525    153.029
37 91  Todd Bodine         Chv          00:23.539    152.938
38 4   Bobby Hamilton      Chv          00:23.546    152.892
39 41  Steve Grissom       Chv          00:23.552    152.853
40 96  Morgan Shepherd     Chv          00:23.575    152.704
41 3   Dale Earnhardt      Chv          00:23.626    152.375
42 71  Dave Marcis         Chv          00:23.659    152.162
43 50  Wally Dallenbach Jr Chv          00:23.692    151.950
44 75  Rick Mast           Frd          00:23.707    151.854
45 98  Rich Bickle         Frd          00:24.093    149.421
46 77  Hut Stricklin       Frd          00:24.110    149.316 

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Rich Bickle , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Matt Kenseth , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Steve Park , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Jeff Green , Kevin Lepage , Sterling Marlin , Jerry Nadeau , Buckshot Jones , Hut Stricklin , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Chad Little , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Gary Bradberry , Morgan Shepherd , Mark Martin