Found May 24, 2012 on Race Review Online:
PLAYERS: Jeff Gordon


Next time you’re in Charlotte, NC, look Jeff Gordon Fontana previewout for the “Jeff Gordon Expressway.”

That’s right, Jeff Gordon is getting a stretch of public highway named after him.

On Friday, May 25, officials from NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports and the North Carolina Department of Transportation will join together in a ceremony dedicating a 1.6-mile segment of I-85 from the city of Charlotte corporate limits to the Cabarrus County Line as the Jeff Gordon Expressway in honor of Gordon’s 85th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win, along with his outstanding commitment to public service in North Carolina through charitable contributions and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital at Carolina’s Medical Center-NorthEast.

Looks like NASCAR celebrities are now free to join the ranks of politicians and other sports heroes in the "I've-got-a-road-named-after-me" club.



Checkered flag 600 miles away for Gordon

CONCORD, N.C.  – Ahead of the 600-miler at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon has learned it’s just best not to ask. Gordon, a three-time winner of NASCAR’s longest race, finished second to Dale Earnhardt Sr. in this event during his rookie year of 1993. That event was completed in four hours and seven minutes, and Gordon learned a valuable lesson that night. “I thought...

Charlotte Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson’s House again? (interview)

Charlotte Motor Speedway was- at one point- jokingly referred to as “Jimmie’s house.” While Jimmie Johnson never used the moniker himself, others found justification for the reference. During a stretch in his NASCAR Sprint Cup career there was no denying that Johnson certainly owned the 1.5-mile oval. Beginning with a win at the 2003 All-Star Race, Johnson won six of nine...

Jimmie Johnson gets All Star win number three

BY: NASCAR WIRE SERVICE CONCORD, N.C.—- Jimmie Johnson joined an elite club on Saturday night. In beating Brad Keselowski to the finish of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star  Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by .841 seconds, Johnson won the  exhibition event for the third time, tying Dale Earnhardt Sr. and  Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for [...]
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.