1985

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1985

Bill Elliott wins the Winston Million at Darlington for capturing three of four crown jewel races during the season. His Ford bears an upside down No. 9 on the roof, creating urban-myth fodder. An account from his brother, Dan Elliott, indicates that their painter inadvertently put the numeral mask on wrong, creating the oddball look. However, according to Darlington Raceway Vice President Mac Josey, the real reason was to make it look like a lowercase ā€œeā€ for Elliott.

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