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.

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