It is race day at Road America. Bill Elliott’s last NASCAR race is today at Road America. The road course located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, will play host to the final race in the career of the 1988 NASCAR Cup Series Champion.
Elliott will be driving the No. 23 Chevrolet for GMS in the Xfinity Series Johnsonville 180 on Saturday. He starts 23rd driving a car made to look like his Darlington win car from 1994.
The last race for the now 62-year-old Elliott in NASCAR was back in 2012. He has said this would be his final race. Despite being a 44 time winner in the Cup Series, Elliott will done a rookie stripe at Road America as it will be his first appearance at the track.
“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.”
The race is scheduled to air on NBCSN beginning at 3 pm ET. The Green flag is expected to drop at 3:20 pm ET.