When Bill was a young man, he formed a friendship with Mark Martin and cultivated a great love for racing. Bill formed Bill Davis Racing in 1987 and turned it into one of the greatest names in racing. The Sprint Cup car numbers he was associated with were the #22, #23, #27, #36, and the #93 cars. His Truck Series numbers were #5, #22, #23, #24, and the #93 trucks. Racing legends Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Dave Blaney, Johnny Benson, Ward Burton, Scott Wimmer, Michael Waldrip, Mike Skinner, Jacques Villeneuve, Bill Lester, and Jeremy Mayfield all were drivers for Bill during his long and successful NASCA years. He won the Daytona 500 in 2002, the 2001 Southern 500, plus the 2008 NASCAR Truck Series Championship.