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TALLADEGA, Ala. – With 12 victories combined at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Jeff Gordon is the all-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader in restrictor-plate victories. As he approaches his 700th career start, can the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion make it a baker’s dozen in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup event?
While Sunday marks Gordon’s 699th start, he is still “anxious” ahead of his 41st race – but first in the new Generation-6 Chevrolet SS – at the 2.66-mile high-banked track.
“I’m certainly very anxious to see because Talladega is a bigger, wider race track compared to Daytona,” said Gordon, who will drive a specially painted No. 24 IMRON® Elite Chevrolet this weekend. “In Daytona, I feel like we learned a lot about being patient and picking and choosing your moments to try to make passes. I certainly tried to make some that didn’t work out and cost us a lot of positions.
“The unknown is with this bigger, wider track, are we going to be
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With 12 victories combined at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway, Jeff Gordon is the all-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader in restrictor-plate victories. As he approaches his 700th career start, can the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion make it a baker's dozen in the Aaron's 499?
While Sunday marks Gordon's 699th start, he is still "...
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Chevrolet drivers have won 38 of 87 races at Talladega Superspeedway. Wins by active drivers are:
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