Photos: Bill Elliott's awesome career Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 14 Johnny Crawford Bill Elliott waves to fans before the start of the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 7, 2010. 2 / 14 LOU KRASKY Bill Elliott walks in the garage area of Darlington Raceway holding the hand of his 5-year-old son Chase in 2000. Chase is now a promising NASCAR driver. 3 / 14 Jonathan Ferrey Elliott goes all out on the road course at Sonoma. 4 / 14 DANIEL DUNN Bill Elliott's car flies through the air at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 28, 1996 during the Winston Select 500. Elliott suffered a fractured hip. 5 / 14 Donald Miralle Elliott guides his Dodge Intrepid for Evernham Motorsports. 6 / 14 Getty Images Elliott wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway on September 4, 1988. 7 / 14 Mike Powell Elliott drives his #9 Coors Melling Racing Enterprises Ford Thunderbird during the NASCAR Winston Cup race at the Riverside Raceway on November 16, 1986. 8 / 14 David Taylor Elliott gets ready for the 1995 Napa 500 in Atlanta. 9 / 14 JOHNNY CRAWFORD Elliott gets to drive a bulldozier at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 10 / 14 Young Bill Elliott at Daytona in 1976. 11 / 14 JOHNNY CRAWFORD Elliott removes his ear piece after winning the pole for the MBNA America 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2002. 12 / 14 File photo Bill Elliott celebrates winning the Atlanta Journal 500 in 1985. 13 / 14 Bill Elliott crosses the finish line to conclude the Hooters 500 in 1992. 14 / 14 Mike Powell Elliott looks on before the NASCAR Winston Cup race at the Riverside Raceway on November 16, 1986. Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.