Still, Elliott says he’s probably been in better position to win the WoO LMS event at DIS in the past.
“No, not really, because when I was out on the road running more often I really think I was a lot sharper than what I probably am now,” said Elliott, who has entered more than 60 WoO LMS events since 2004 (15 appearances in ’08 is his single-season high) and scored his lone A-Main victory on Aug. 24, 2010, at Brewerton (N.Y.) Speedway. “I used to run a lot of the Outlaw races, but my business right now has got me so busy that I just can’t travel like that anymore.”
Indeed, Elliott’s time is increasingly taken up by his business interests. A year-and-a-half ago he opened up a subsidiary to his Advanced Motorsports Speed & Custom, becoming Delaware’s lone Master Distributor for equipment fluids made by the American Refining Group in Bradford, Pa.
“I still love racing,” said Elliott. “I’m still as dedicated as I ever was when I’m at the track and in the car, but it’s just that the work it takes to maintain a car like this to travel to big races and compete at that level – it’s tough, man. I’ve got kids ready to go to college, playing sports, racing, and I’ve got the businesses to take care of. There’s not as much time for racing as I’d like.”