Ernie Elliott Named Smokey Yunick Award Recipient

CONCORD, N.C. — On Saturday morning, Ernie Elliott was named the latest recipient of the Smokey Yunick Award. As an engine builder in the NASCAR Cup Series, Ernie’s path to success is certainly deserving of recognition, according to nephew Chase Elliott, who accepted the award on his behalf on Saturday at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Ernie’s prime time in the sport was during the 1980s, when he worked as an engine builder on younger brother Bill Elliott’s No. Over the course of Ernie’s career, he won 40 Cup Series races, earned 148 top fives, 291 top 10s and 51 pole awards as an engine builder.

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