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.