We can’t blame you if you did a double-take when news broke that Bill Elliott was making a comeback in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend at Road America in the Johnsonville 180 (3 p.m., Saturday on NBCSN). For some, it must have felt a little bit like the start of a good April Fools’ Day joke.
But trust us, it’s really happening.
Elliott is on the entry list as the driver of the No. 23 GMS Racing Chevrolet this weekend, which will be the Hall of Famer’s first Xfinity race in more than a decade.
But if for some reason you still can’t believe it, then check out some of the tweets, which have ranged from humorous to heartfelt, coming in from the track in Wisconsin:
Rookie stripes being put on a NASCAR Hall of Famers car… you don’t see that every weekend! 😂 pic.twitter.com/7iWjMM76Ul
— GMS Racing (@GMSRacingLLC) August 24, 2018
Never thought I’d see the day where I was parked next to Bill Elliott in the garage area pic.twitter.com/reSKBhGhzH
— Ryan Truex (@Ryan_Truex) August 24, 2018
If this doesn’t make you smile…I can’t do much for you as a race fan! 😂 pic.twitter.com/8wpo1Uqvlm
— Andy Jeffers (@AndyVJeffers) August 24, 2018