|Born:||August 8, 1947|
|Awards:||1988 Busch Series Champion|
1981 National Late Model Champion
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|78 races run over 12 years. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The NASCAR Nationwide Series is a Stock car racing series owned and operated by the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States.|
|Best Cup Position:||23rd - 1986 (Winston Cup)|
|First Race:||197 Delaware 500 (Dover)|
|Last Race:||1991 Budweiser 500 (Dover)|
Tommy Ellis was a NASCAR short track ace of the 1970s and 1980s. The 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 16 and ended November 16. The 1976 season in NASCAR auto racing Season recap Daytona 500 See also 1976 Daytona 500 Dover International Speedway is a NASCAR -sanctioned Race track located in Dover Delaware, owned by and serving as the corporate headquarters of The 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 10 and ended November 17. Dover International Speedway is a NASCAR -sanctioned Race track located in Dover Delaware, owned by and serving as the corporate headquarters of The term " pole position " comes from the Horse racing term where the number one starter starts on the inside next to the inside pole The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. In North American Auto racing, particularly with regard to NASCAR, a short track is a Racetrack of less than one mile (1 Often referred to as "Terrible" Tommy Ellis for his rough tactics, he won the National Late Model Sportsman championship in 1981 and was one of six drivers enrolled in the Winner's Circle plan at the formation of the Busch Series in 1982. The NASCAR Nationwide Series is a Stock car racing series owned and operated by the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing.
His success (12 poles and 8 wins) in the first two seasons of the Busch Series earned him a shot at a Winston Cup ride. Driving for most of three seasons in the Chevrolet camp, his best finish was an 8th at Dover in 1986. He was also considered an ace sub-driver in Cup, filling in for Neil Bonnett in 1989 and replacing a suspended Geoff Bodine at Junior Johnson Motorsports two years later. Lawrence Neil Bonnett ( July 30, 1946 - February 11, 1994) was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over Geoffrey Bodine (born April 18, 1949 in Chemung New York) is the oldest of the three Bodine brothers ( Brett Bodine and Todd Bodine Brett Bodine Racing was a NASCAR racing team from 1996 until 2003
After his release from Freedlander Racing in 1986, Ellis returned to the Busch Series with J&J Racing. Between 1988 and 1990 Ellis won an additional 9 poles and 7 races. He was the Busch Series champion in 1988 in an unsponsored Buick.
His Busch Series career totals are 28 poles (2nd all-time behind Mark Martin) and 22 wins (tied for 5th all-time with Sam Ard). Mark Martin may refer to Mark Martin (racecar driver (b 1959 American racecar driver Mark Martin (cartoonist, American cartoonist Sam Ard (born February 14 1939 in Asheboro North Carolina) is a former NASCAR race car driver
Ellis' last Busch Series start was in 1995.
Ellis was a stunt driver for the film Days of Thunder
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