Bill Elliott makes awesome $4.2 million real estate deal

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He used to be known during his racing days as Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.

But now soon-to-be NASCAR Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott will carry a new nickname of sorts: real estate mogul extraordinaire.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Elliott has sold 143 acres of property that he owns in the Atlanta suburb of Cumming for $4.2 million.

Located in growing Forsyth County, Cumming is primarily an upscale community – and upscale homes are what’s planned for Elliott’s massive property. Cumming is about 25 miles south of Dawsonville, Ga., where Elliott grew up.

According to the AJC, SunBelt Atlanta/Cummings I LLC has purchased the property and will build approximately 300 upscale single-family homes on the site, ranging in price from between $350,000 and $500,000.

All told, the overall project – which is slated to break ground this month – will cost approximately $120 million. The purchase from Elliott officially closed last Friday, the newspaper noted.

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Marvin Musquin to miss entire 2020 Supercross season

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On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.

The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.

It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”

I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”

Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.

Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.

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Not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys… I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee. I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races. A big thanks to my team @ktmusa for supporting me in this tough time. I feel terribly sorry for them and all my sponsors for not being able to represent them on the track for the 2020 AMA SX season. But we will be back 👊🏼

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