A Look Back In Talladega History: Bill Elliott - The Qualifying King

Nov 6, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Paddock Talk

If some things in life are certain, then from 1985 through 1987 it wasna t a question of who was going to win the pole at Talladega Superspeedway, it was simply a question of how fast Bill Elliott was going to ...

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CND BILL FAN

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Nov 9, 2008
 

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Back when the current crop of young guns were still in diapers.
The Watcher

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Nov 9, 2008
 
Yep and look who ran 212 mph at Teladaga in 1988 in a T-Bird.
CND BILL FAN

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Nov 9, 2008
 
April 30,1987
212.809mph
nascarmark42

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Jan 6, 2009
 
Awesomebill!!! thats all you need to say!!!!!!!!
nascarmark42

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Jan 6, 2009
 
oh yea 16 time most popular driver

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Jan 6, 2009
 
when nascar was cool....
Rocky

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Jan 7, 2009
 
Simply Bill is the man, he just needs a setup on the Ford 21
WWE NASCAR

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CND BILL FAN wrote:
April 30,1987
212.809mph
Mark Donohue 221.160 mph driving a Porsche 917 twin turbocharged 5.4 liter, 12 cylinder motor, 1200 horsepower plus. Real men driving real racing machines; not a bunch of whiners driving nascrap COT.
Mary

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Jan 7, 2009
 
WWE NASCAR wrote:
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Mark Donohue 221.160 mph driving a Porsche 917 twin turbocharged 5.4 liter, 12 cylinder motor, 1200 horsepower plus. Real men driving real racing machines; not a bunch of whiners driving nascrap COT.
NEWSFLASH: "WWE NASCAR" has never seen an NHRA race before! Read all about it!...

The fastest NHRA pass in history if I'm not mistaken was Gary Scelzi at a little over 337 MPH! That beat's your 221 MPH any day!

Now stop bugging us if you no idea what you're talking about! In case you didn't read the date, this was WAY before the COT!!!!!

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Jan 7, 2009
 
WWE NASCAR wrote:
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Mark Donohue 221.160 mph driving a Porsche 917 twin turbocharged 5.4 liter, 12 cylinder motor, 1200 horsepower plus. Real men driving real racing machines; not a bunch of whiners driving nascrap COT.
Uh DUH, they did not have the COT Back then moron. Do some research before you spew crap.
WWE NASCAR

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Jan 7, 2009
 
Mary wrote:
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NEWSFLASH: "WWE NASCAR" has never seen an NHRA race before! Read all about it!...
The fastest NHRA pass in history if I'm not mistaken was Gary Scelzi at a little over 337 MPH! That beat's your 221 MPH any day!
Now stop bugging us if you no idea what you're talking about! In case you didn't read the date, this was WAY before the COT!!!!!
Earth to Mary, gary Scelzi didn't run his dragster around Talladega.
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Jan 8, 2009
 
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Earth to Mary, gary Scelzi didn't run his dragster around Talladega.
Earth to "WWE NASCAR," 337 > 221!!!!!
CND BILL FAN

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Jan 19, 2009
 
WWE NASCAR wrote:
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Mark Donohue 221.160 mph driving a Porsche 917 twin turbocharged 5.4 liter, 12 cylinder motor, 1200 horsepower plus. Real men driving real racing machines; not a bunch of whiners driving nascrap COT.
Do a bit of research my friend, Tim Richmond and the #25 Folgers team put one of those Porsches on the trailer at a promotional test in 1985 or 86.
241 plus mph in the Chevie vs 238 in the Porsche.
I'm not even a GM fan but I loved this one.
You know real men drive real cars.
CND BILL FAN

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WWE NASCAR wrote:
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Mark Donohue 221.160 mph driving a Porsche 917 twin turbocharged 5.4 liter, 12 cylinder motor, 1200 horsepower plus. Real men driving real racing machines; not a bunch of whiners driving nascrap COT.
1987 358 cubic in displacement Ford small block fed by single 4 barrel carb. This approx. 5.9l engine at that time made about 650 hp, and propelled a 3500lb car to 212.809 mph. A 12 cylinder twin turboed 1200 horse power Porsche runs 221 mph. I would say that the Germans got some work to do.

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