Jeff Gordon

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Jeffery Michael Gordon
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Born (1971-08-04) August 4, 1971 (age 47)
Vallejo, California, U.S.
Weight150 lb (68 kg)
Achievements
Awards
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series statistics
Car #, team24 – Hendrick Motorsports
2015 Sprint Cup position4th
Best Cup position1st – 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
First race1992 Hooters 500 (Atlanta)
First win1994 Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
93 475 81
NASCAR Nationwide Series statistics
73 races run over 5 years
Best NNS position4th – 1992
First race1990 NASCAR Busch Series AC-Delco 200 (Rockingham)
First win1992 NASCAR Busch Series Atlanta 300 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
5 32 12
Statistics current as of January 15, 2016 [2].

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,[3] though his earlier sponsor was DuPont.[4] He has 93 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] 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.[13] He currently works in the broadcast booth with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip

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  1. "Know your Nascar History". Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  2. "Jeff Gordon". Retrieved 2014-12-28.
  3. The Associated Press (2010-10-28). "DuPont to stay on for 14 races with Gordon". Nascar.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  4. "Jeff Gordon sponsors".
  5. "CUP: Gordon's Ride Has Been One Of Sport's Grandest". Nascar.speedtv.com. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  6. "Jimmie Johnson". Nascar.com. Retrieved 2012-8-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "Jeff Gordon XS Racing - PlayStation Preview at IGN". Psx.ign.com. 2000-05-23. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  8. "NASCAR 98 - PlayStation". IGN. 1997-12-17. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  9. "NASCAR Thunder 2002 - PlayStation 2". IGN. 2001-08-09. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  10. "NASCAR 09 - Xbox 360". IGN. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  11. "NASCAR 06: Total Team Control - PlayStation 2". IGN. 2005-09-12. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  12. "NASCAR® Driver Jeff Gordon Comes To Gran Turismo 5". Us.gran-turismo.com. 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  13. "Jeff Gordon to join FOX's NASCAR coverage in 2016". Nascar.com. Retrieved 2016-01-15.

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