Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/22/13
Back home in Indiana could be just what Jeff Gordon needs to springboard his NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup hopes. While the four-time champion was born in Vallejo, Calif., Gordon spent his formative years just 16 miles west of Indianapolis in Pittsboro. But for Gordon, Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a magical venue long before he moved -- or won the inaugural Brickyard 400 some 20 years ago. "You know, it's hard to believe that it's been that long and that really blows me away," Gordon said. "As a kid growing up, before I even moved to Indiana, Indianapolis Motor Speedway was very special to me. I had always dreamed of racing there and to finally get that opportunity to do it there in 1994 in that first Cup race was a dream come true. "I had never even imagined winning it and now we have won three more times since then. I love going there. I love the fans, I love the atmosphere, I love the track and I just love everything about it." Gordon won three poles and three additiona...
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