Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon
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Gordon in 2015
BornJeffery Michael Gordon
(1971-08-04) August 4, 1971 (age 47)
Vallejo, California
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg)
Achievements1995, 1997, 1998, 2001 Winston Cup Series Champion
2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona overall winner
1991 USAC Silver Crown Series Champion
1990 USAC National Midget Series Champion
1997, 1999, 2005 Daytona 500 Winner
1994, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2014 Brickyard 400 Winner
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2007 Southern 500 Winner
1994, 1997, 1998 Coca-Cola 600 Winner
1995, 1997, 2001 Sprint All-Star Race Winner
1994, 1997 Advance Auto Parts Clash Winner
Awards1993 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
1991 Busch Series Rookie of the Year
2009 National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductee
2009 Silver Buffalo Award recipient
2012 Heisman Humanitarian Award recipient
Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductee
2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee See other awards and honors below
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
805 races run over 25 years
2016 position38th
Best finish1st (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001)
First race1992 Hooters 500 (Atlanta)
Last race2016 Goody's Fast Relief 500 (Martinsville)
First win1994 Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)
Last win2015 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
93 477 81
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
73 races run over 5 years
2000 position57th
Best finish4th (1992)
First race1990 AC-Delco 200 (Rockingham)
Last race2000 Miami 300 (Homestead)
First win1992 Atlanta 300 (Atlanta)
Last win2000 Miami 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
5 32 12
Statistics current as of October 30, 2016.

Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a retired professional American race car driver in NASCAR. He is a four-time Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) Series champion, and a three-time Daytona 500 winner. When he drove in NASCAR, he was the driver of the #24 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports. His main sponsor was AARP Drive to End Hunger,[1] though his earlier sponsor was DuPont.[2] He has 93 career wins, the third most of all NASCAR drivers.[3] 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.[4] Gordon has appeared in various popular media, including a self-titled video game, Jeff Gordon XS Racing.[5] He also appeared on the covers of NASCAR 98,[6] NASCAR Thunder 2002,[7] NASCAR 09,[8] and NASCAR 06: Total Team Control with Jimmie Johnson.[9] Gordon also was in Gran Turismo 5 to help players in NASCAR driving.[10] In 2015, Gordon decided he was going to retire from driving in NASCAR. In 2016, Gordon will work for Fox Sports to help broadcast NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.[11] He currently works in the broadcast booth with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip

References[change | change source]

  1. The Associated Press (2010-10-28). "DuPont to stay on for 14 races with Gordon". Nascar.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  2. "Jeff Gordon sponsors".
  3. "CUP: Gordon's Ride Has Been One Of Sport's Grandest". Nascar.speedtv.com. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  4. "Jimmie Johnson". Nascar.com. Retrieved 2012-8-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Jeff Gordon XS Racing - PlayStation Preview at IGN". Psx.ign.com. 2000-05-23. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  6. "NASCAR 98 - PlayStation". IGN. 1997-12-17. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  7. "NASCAR Thunder 2002 - PlayStation 2". IGN. 2001-08-09. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  8. "NASCAR 09 - Xbox 360". IGN. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  9. "NASCAR 06: Total Team Control - PlayStation 2". IGN. 2005-09-12. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  10. "NASCAR® Driver Jeff Gordon Comes To Gran Turismo 5". Us.gran-turismo.com. 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  11. "Jeff Gordon to join FOX's NASCAR coverage in 2016". Nascar.com. Retrieved 2016-01-15.

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