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DARLINGTON, S.C. – It may not be tame or the same, but respect is what Jeff Gordon will give Darlington Raceway as he prepares for his 700th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this Saturday night.
Darlington Raceway has earned a few monikers since it opened in 1950. “The Track Too Tough to Tame” and “The Lady In Black” are two of those, and drivers tend to use the term “respect” when describing how they attack the 1.366-mile South Carolina track. A new element – the Generation-6 car – will be added to the mix this weekend, but a winning recipe will still include respect.
“The Chevy SS will be fast and have a lot of grip,” said Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Cromax® Pro Chevrolet. “But racing the track while working traffic will be as tough as ever.
“I always look forward to racing here. It’s a great track that is fast and exciting, but it’s one you must respect. We’ve run well here the last couple of times, so I’m looking forward to the event.”
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Jeff Gordon has been around a long time, and this weekend proves it. Gordon is making his 700th consecutive start in NASCAR’s premier series on Saturday at Darlington for the Bojangles Southern 500. This will be the first time the Gen 6 race car sees the 1.366 mile South Carolina track that many drivers dub, “The Lady in Black” and [...]
It may not be tame or the same, but respect is what Jeff Gordon will give Darlington Raceway as he prepares for his 700th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this Saturday night in the Bojangles' Southern 500.
Darlington Raceway has earned a few monikers since it opened in 1950. "The Track Too Tough to Tame" and "The Lady In Black" are two of those, and...
Brad Keselowski was upset with David Ragan on Sunday night, tweeting: “mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched lanes entering 3 before green. That lane won. BS.”
Keselowski changed his stance on Tuesday.
Seven-time Darlington winner Jeff Gordon will make 700th career start Saturday…
Jeff Gordon is a Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, a three-time Daytona 500 winner, he is third on the all-time wins list with 87 career wins, and Saturday night at Darlington Raceway the legendary driver will make Sprint Cup career start #700.
Gordon will become only the 15th driver to reach the '700' start milestone.
The racetrack Gordon will be competing at this...
Chevrolet drivers have won 40 of 109 races at Darlington Raceway. Wins by active drivers are:
Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Cromax Pro Chevrolet SS, has seven (7) wins at Darlington Raceway (’95, ’96 – TWICE, ’97, ’98, ’02, & ’07)
Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Emerald Green Chevrolet SS, has visited Victory Lane at Darlington Raceway three (3) times (’04 – TWICE &...