Melling Racing
Owner(s) Name Harry Melling
Mark Melling
Racing Series NASCAR Winston Cup
Number of Championships 1 (1988)
Number of Wins 34
Car Number(s) 9
Notable Driver(s) Bill Elliott
Lake Speed
Jerry Nadeau
Stacy Compton
Notable Sponsor(s) Melling Tool
Coors Light
The Cartoon Network
Manufacturer Ford
Shop Location
Year Opened 1982
Year Closed 2002

Melling Racing was a NASCAR team from 1982 to 2002. The team won the 1988 championship with driver Bill Elliott.


Owner Harry Melling first became involved in NASCAR when his company Melling Tool sponsored Benny Parsons in 1979.

The team began in 1982 with driver Bill Elliott. Elliott won the 1988 championship for Melling Racing. Elliott raced for Melling until 1991. The combination finished in the Top 4 in the final points from 1983 to 1988.

Bill Elliott 200 mph

Melling Racing car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212.809 mph at Talladega Superspeedway

Other notable drivers for Melling Racing include Lake Speed from 1995 to 1998, and Jerry Nadeau in 1998 and 1999.

Harry Melling died in 1999, and Mark Melling took over the ownership.

Stacy Compton raced for Melling Racing in 2000 and 2001.

The team ended after running two races in 2002.

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