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He Put A Feather In His Cap(s)
Sam Moses
February 25, 1985
Bill Elliott drove his T-Bird to a scorching win in the Daytona 500
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February 25, 1985

He Put A Feather In His Cap(s)

Bill Elliott drove his T-Bird to a scorching win in the Daytona 500

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This was Elliott's fifth Grand National victory, but it had taken him 116 races to get his first, at Riverside in 1983, and he isn't entirely used to the celebrity. With a sunburned face to match his hair and his 7-year-old daughter, Starr, hanging on him and hugging him, Elliott offered a final understatement for the day. Asked where the lipstick on his cheek had come from, he rubbed it and replied, "I think it might be growing on me."

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