Today In NASCAR History

November 3, 2012

1985: Bill Elliott lands a season sweep of events at Atlanta Motor Speedway, clinching his 11th win of the year in the Atlanta Journal 500. Elliott, who led 175 of the 328 laps, finished 4.25 seconds ahead of runner-up Cale Yarborough. Darrell Waltrip, who foiled Elliott’s championship hopes two weeks later at Riverside International Raceway, finished third.