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 ...

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 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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