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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 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 we were getting close to the end of the race, and they told me we weren't even halfway yet," said Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet. "That race felt a thousand miles. It just seemed so, so long.
"These days I've learned you don't ask until you know the end of the race is near."
The length of the race is not the only challenge facing the drivers on Sunday night.
"This track is very temperature-sensitive - it always has been," said Gordon, who has five wins, eight poles, 16 top-fives and 20 top-10's in 38 starts at the 1.5-mile track. "We&...
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Next time you’re in Charlotte, NC, look out 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...
Even though he is still roughly 30 wins behind his teammate Jeff Gordon, after another amazing performance Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Jimmie Johnson is easily sitting right next to Jeff as the greatest Hendrick driver of all time.
Jimmie also joined elite company Saturday night with that win. Now there are only three drivers -- Jimmie, Jeff and Dale Earnhardt...
Welcome to the May 21, 2012 edition of Start ‘N’ Park Blog’s Stock Watch. Each week we’ll take a look at who’s rising, falling, and treading water in the world of NASCAR. This stretches all division and all aspects of NASCAR, including drivers, owners, crew members, media and fans. Finding their way onto this week’s watch includes Justin Lofton, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt...
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 consecutive...
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...
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 [...]