Jeff Gordon

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Jeffery Michael Gordon
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Born August 4, 1971 (1971-08-04) (age 42)
Vallejo, California, U.S.
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Achievements
Awards
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series statistics
Car #, team 24 – Hendrick Motorsports
2013 Sprint Cup position 6th
Best Cup position 1st – 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
First race 1992 Hooters 500 (Atlanta)
First win 1994 Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
89 441 74
NASCAR Nationwide Series statistics
73 races run over 5 years
Best NNS position 4th – 1992
First race 1990 NASCAR Busch Series AC-Delco 200 (Rockingham)
First win 1992 NASCAR Busch Series Atlanta 300 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
5 32 12
Statistics current as of June 13, 2014[2].

Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver in NASCAR. He is a four-time Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) Series champion, three-time Daytona 500 winner, and driver of the #24 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports. His main sponsor is AARP Drive to End Hunger,[3] though his earlier sponsor was DuPont.[4] He has 86 career wins, the third most of all NASCAR drivers.[5] He and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick are the owners of Jimmie Johnson's #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, who has won five championships in a row from 2006 to 2010.[6] Gordon has appeared in various popular media, including a self-titled video game, Jeff Gordon XS Racing.[7] He also appeared on the covers of NASCAR 98,[8] NASCAR Thunder 2002,[9] NASCAR 09,[10] and NASCAR 06: Total Team Control with Jimmie Johnson.[11] Gordon also was in Gran Turismo 5 to help players in NASCAR driving.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Know your Nascar History". http://www.nascar.com/kyn/history/drivers/index.html. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  2. "Jeff Gordon". http://www.racing-reference.info/driver/Jeff_Gordon. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  3. The Associated Press (2010-10-28). "DuPont to stay on for 14 races with Gordon". Nascar.com. http://www.nascar.com/2010/news/headlines/cup/10/28/jgordon-dupont-remains-sponsor/index.html. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  4. "Jeff Gordon sponsors". http://www.gordonline.com/sponsors.html.
  5. "CUP: Gordon’s Ride Has Been One Of Sport’s Grandest". Nascar.speedtv.com. 2011-09-06. http://nascar.speedtv.com/article/cup-jeff-gordons-ride-has-been-one-of-nascars-grandest/. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  6. "Jimmie Johnson". Nascar.com. http://www.nascar.com/drivers/dps/jjohnson00/cup/index.html. Retrieved 2012-8-22.
  7. "Jeff Gordon XS Racing - PlayStation Preview at IGN". Psx.ign.com. 2000-05-23. http://psx.ign.com/articles/123/123886p1.html. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  8. "NASCAR 98 - PlayStation". IGN. 1997-12-17. http://www.ign.com/games/nascar-98/ps-2085. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  9. "NASCAR Thunder 2002 - PlayStation 2". IGN. 2001-08-09. http://www.ign.com/games/nascar-thunder-2002/ps2-16233. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  10. "NASCAR 09 - Xbox 360". IGN. 2008-06-12. http://www.ign.com/games/nascar-09/xbox-360-14238153. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  11. "NASCAR 06: Total Team Control - PlayStation 2". IGN. 2005-09-12. http://www.ign.com/games/nascar-06/ps2-741665. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  12. "NASCAR® Driver Jeff Gordon Comes To Gran Turismo 5". Us.gran-turismo.com. 2010-11-17. http://us.gran-turismo.com/us/news/d5335.html. Retrieved 2012-08-02.

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