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Former champ Elliott doing famed Wood Brothers a favor

The famed Wood Brothers team has a car outside the top 35, and that means the No. 21 is missing races. Enter past champion Bill Elliott, who will at least drive it in the Coca-Cola 600, writes David Newton.

Updated: May 26, 2007, 1:35 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Michael "Fatback" McSwain stared into the computer in the back of the No. 21 hauler early Thursday morning as he searched for potential setups for Sunday night's Nextel Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

On any other weekend he would be working on a qualifying setup because the car is not in the top 35 in owner's points.

But because 51-year-old Bill Elliott is subbing for Kenny Schrader in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford, the car is guaranteed a spot because of ...

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