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Coca-Cola 600 - Bill Elliott Notes

BILL ELLIOTT
NO. 91 STANLEY TOOLS DODGE CHARGER
CHARLOTTE PREVIEW

Driver: Bill Elliott
Team Director: Chris Andrews
Team Owner: Ray Evernham

ON TESTING AT CHARLOTTE THIS MONTH:
“The track is quite a bit different than it has been in the past. I think, you noticed that from the All-Star race Saturday night. The main thing for us is just to expand off of what Jeremy and Kasey learned. We learned a good bit in the test, but then we need to try to build off what Jeremy and Kasey’s comments were and how they ended up Saturday night.

ON RACING AT CHARLOTTE:
“Charlotte was good to me. The 600 has always kind of eluded me through the years. But, being that it’s a 600 mile race, it gives you a lot more opportunities to have a good day because normally the last 100 miles is always the crucial part of having a good finish in the 600. The main thing is to stay on the lead lap. If you can stay in the hunt and stay on the lead lap and keep yourself in position all night long, you can put yourself in the position to win. But, those are the key things that you’ve got to do.”

ELLIOTT AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Starts 54
Poles 4
Wins 2
Top Fives 11
Top 10s 22
Laps Led 1,413

RACE NOTES

  • Elliott is scheduled to drive EMS chassis No. 103 this weekend at Charlotte. Elliott raced this chassis at Texas in April, where he ran into the top 10 before being relegated to a 33rd place finish due to engine trouble.
  • This will be Elliott’s third start in the No. 91 Stanley Tools Dodge Charger this year, and his fourth start of the regular season for Evernham Motorsports.

    RUNNING UP FRONT AT CHARLOTTE

  • Elliott has led more laps at Lowe’s Motor Speedway than any other active Cup Series driver. He ranks sixth all-time at the track with 1,413 laps led (behind Dale Earnhardt, Sr. -- 1,522).

    CAREER AT CHARLOTTE

  • Elliott earned a top-five finish in his most recent appearance at Charlotte in the 2003 fall race. He started fourth and finished fourth in the No. 9 Dodge, while leading 27 laps on the day.
  • Elliott won the fall races of 1987 and ’84. He earned pole honors in 1985-a, ’87-a, ’89-b, and ’92-a.

    ELLIOTT RETURNS TO ACTION

  • Elliott will make his 741st career start at Charlotte. He has 44 career wins, 55 career poles, 175 top fives and 320 top 10s.
  • Elliott is running the third of four scheduled races this season in the No. 91 Stanley Tools Dodge Charger. His next race with the Stanley team will be at Indianapolis.
  • Elliott will run selected other races for Evernham Motorsports in Dodge Chargers throughout the season.

    CREW CHANGE

  • Gary Pierce will assume duties as rear tire carrier for the No. 91 Stanley Tools Dodge Charger team this weekend at Charlotte. This will be Pierce’s first race with the No. 91 team this year.

    No. 91 STANLEY TOOLS DODGE CHARGER TEAM LINEUP

    Name Shop/Track Position Hometown Birth date Spouse Children
    Bill Elliott Driver Blairsville, GA Cindy Brittany, Starr, Chase
    Chris Andrews Crew Chief Evansville, IN 9/3/70 Allison Sidney
    Doug Holbrook Mechanic/2nd Gas Can Hickory, NC 5/16/63 Lara Keith Lee, Whitte, Jade
    Keith Koldsbaek Mechanic Huntington Beach, CA 1/30/60 Nancy April, Katelyn
    Quinton Mullins Tire Specialist
    Kyle Turner Rear Tire Changer Yorktown, VA 9/8/84 None None
    Gary Pierce Rear Tire Carrier Westland, MI 11/17/73 Misty None
    Todd Walters Mechanic/Gas Man Highland City, FL 4/25/69 None Brett
    Ed Watkins Jack Man Richmond, VA 12/12/74 Vonda None
    Ondre Rexford Engine Tuner Dodge City, KS 7/24/67 None None
    Todd Anderson Mechanic/Catch Can Jewell, IA 5/24/61 Lynn Corey, Chirs, Kyle
    David Johnson Transporter Driver San Diego, CA 4/10/52 None Ryan
    Nick Hughes Engineer Adelaide, S. Australia 2/15/74 None None
    Brett Morrell Front Tire Carrier Windham, ME 7/9/84 None None
    Mike McLaughlin Front Tire Changer St. Louis, MO 1/6/72 None None
    Rodney Sermons Information Tech./Scorer Shreveport, LA 11/21/69 None None

     

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