Bill Elliott to drive NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America

GMS Racing announced Saturday that 62-year-old Bill Elliott will drive the team’s No. 23 ISM Connect Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Road America.

The race will be Elliot’s first since Daytona in 2012. Elliott was part of the 2015 Hall of Fame class.

“When this opportunity came up from Mike (Beam), I had to jump on it,” said Bill Elliott in a statement from the team. “Chase (Elliott) has ran a handful of races for the team so I figured I would give it a shot at Road America. Beam and I have worked together in the past so it will be exciting to get back behind the wheel and bring back some old memories.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill (Elliott) to the GMS Racing family,” said president of GMS Racing, Mike Beam in a statement from the team. “Bill has many years in NASCAR and it’s going to be great to watch him come back, especially in GMS equipment. Bill and I worked together back in the day and had a lot of success so hopefully we can pick up where we left off and create some more great memories.”

Elliott had 44 Cup wins and 55 poles in his career.