1 - Bill Elliott: Within Inches of Dying


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NASCAR champion Bill Elliott has seen his fair share of close calls throughout his career. However, nothing could have prepared him for what took place in the skies over the Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia. The year prior to Elliott’s 1988 Cup Series title, the NASCAR great jumped into an F-16 cockpit with the Georgia Air National Guard. And very nearly made it out to tell the story. In the first episode of Glorious White-Knuckled, God-Fearing, Spun-Out-And-Half-Turned-Over Racing Stories, Elliott details a plane-on-plane encounter in mid-air that’s enough to turn anyone's blood cold. Host Rick Houston and Bill Elliott pick apart exactly what went wrong that day, and uncover a story has flown under the radar, until now.

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