By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
NASCAR: On this day in 1985, Bill Elliott’s late breakaway led to his first career Pocono victory
Geoff Bodine congratulates Bill Elliott in Victory Lane. Bodine would finish 4th taking home $28,325 while Elliott would win the race and $44,525 for the day. - photo by Rio White
On a hot day out in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, Bill Elliott survived a flurry of late cautions to beat out Harry Gant and win the Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 on June 9, 1985.