Thursday, January 26, 2012

Elliott, Walmart Set For Coke Zero 400

Former champion Bill Elliott will drive a Walmart-sponsored No. 50 Chevrolet out of the Turner Motorsports stable in this July’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. 

The 56-year old Elliott commented on the deal, saying, ““Turner Motorsports has a lot of resources. I think they can do a really good job from what they’ve done in the Nationwide Series. I feel comfortable with it. I’m very excited about this program.” Elliott’s No. 50 Chevrolet will utilize horsepower from Hendrick Racing Engines.

The 1988 Sprint Cup Series champion has run at least five races each year since retiring from fulltime competition at the end of the 2003 season. He made five starts for Phoenix Racing and Whitney Motorsports last year, with a best finish of 12th in the Daytona 500.


  1. Anonymous1:24 PM

    WOW. WalMart. The possibilities are endless. Sam's Club, associate vendor sponsorships. Target thinks NASCAR is important, it took WalMart way too long to realize the same thing. And they will get fan support.

    It's about time. let's hope they pursue a driver for the rest of the season or maybe next year.

    Doug from NJ

  2. Anonymous2:10 PM


  3. Anonymous4:29 PM

    Go Bill Go!

  4. What Doug from NJ said. Getting WalMart to dip a toe in is big news, hope it works out to their satisfaction.