GMS Racing tabs HOFer Bill Elliott to race at Road America
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — NASCAR Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott is coming out of retirement.
GMS Racing announced Saturday on Twitter after the Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen that the 62-year-old Elliott will drive the No. 23 Chevrolet at Road America in Wisconsin on Aug. 25.
Elliott hasn’t competed in any of NASCAR’s national series since he drove in the July Cup race at Daytona in 2012. He hasn’t started a race in the second-tier series since 2005.
The news caught Cup series leader Kyle Busch by surprise after qualifying Saturday evening.
“How old is he? That’s cool,” Busch said. “Good for him. That will be a unique experience.”
AJ Allmendinger drove the No. 23 to a second-place finish Saturday in the Xfinity race at The Glen.