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Jeffery Michael Gordon
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Born August 4, 1971 (1971-08-04) (age 49)
Vallejo, California, U.S.
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Achievements
Awards
  • 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year
  • Listed as one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers
  • 2009 inductee in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame
NASCAR Cup Series career
Car no., team 24 – Hendrick Motorsports
2015 position 4th
Best finish 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
93 475 81

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, though his earlier sponsor was DuPont. He has 93 career wins, the third most of all NASCAR drivers. 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. Gordon has appeared in various popular media, including a self-titled video game, Jeff Gordon XS Racing. He also appeared on the covers of NASCAR 98, NASCAR Thunder 2002, NASCAR 09, and NASCAR 06: Total Team Control with Jimmie Johnson. Gordon also was in Gran Turismo 5 to help players in NASCAR driving. 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.. He currently works in the booth with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip

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