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INDIANAPOLIS, IN- Jeff Gordon is back “home” again in Indiana, and he hopes to celebrate this trip with a fifth.
Gordon, who grew up in nearby Pittsboro, has four victories at the famed speedway including the inaugural event in 1994 plus wins in 1998, 2001 and 2004. He also has three pole positions, 11 top-five finishes – five more than any other driver – and 15 top-10s in 19 starts at the Indiana track.
“I never dreamed I would win one, let alone four,” said Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet SS. “Winning five would be unimaginable.
“You don’t focus on a number, though. You focus on the handling of the car, getting the car to the front and leading the lap that counts the most.
“The last one.”
Growing up in the shadows of the speedway, Gordon did dream of racing at the historic track. Now, he cherishes every visit to the hallowed grounds.
“This is just a special place,” said the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. “Flying in, I’m always excited and eager to look o
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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...
Jeff Gordon is back "home" again in Indiana, and he hopes to celebrate this trip with a fifth.
Gordon, who grew up in nearby Pittsboro, has four victories at the famed speedway including the inaugural event in 1994 plus wins in 1998, 2001 and 2004. He also has three poles, 11 top-fives - five more than any other driver - and 15 top-10's in 19 starts at the Indiana...
Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jeff Gordon, and two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., are scheduled to makePR appearances at Pocono Raceway’s “Tricky Triangle Club” prior to the start of the GoBowling.com 400 on Sunday, August 4.
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Crew chief Chad Knaus goes into this weekend's Brickyard 400 on a roll.
His driver, Jimmie Johnson, has a lead of more than one full race in points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings over second-place Clint Bowyer.
Johnson has won the Brickyard 400 four times, tied for the most with his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.
And there is a very good chance that Johnson...
This week’s edition of Start ‘N’ Park Blog’s Stat Line breaks down the numbers behind Sunday’s Crown Royal 400 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Feel free to use the information to impress your friends during the race weekend.
Races Won from the Pole: 2
Last Race Won from the Pole: Jimmie Johnson (07/27/2008)
Race Record: Bobby Labonte 155.912 mph...