Jeffery Michael Gordon
(born August 4, 1971) is an American former professional stock car racing
driver, who is the Vice Chairman for Hendrick Motorsports
. He raced full-time from 1993 to 2015, driving the No. 24 Chevrolet
for Hendrick Motorsports in the former NASCAR Winston Cup Series and Sprint Cup Series (now called NASCAR Cup Series
), and also served as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
in the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in select races during the 2016 season. He is regarded as one of the most influential drivers in NASCAR
history, helping the sport reach mainstream popularity.
Gordon started his professional racing career in the Busch Series
with Hugh Connerty Racing, followed by Bill Davis Racing
, winning three races, and began racing full-time in the NASCAR Winston Cup
Series for Hendrick Motorsports in 1993. He is a four-time Cup Series champion
, having won the title in 1995
, and 2001
. He was the youngest driver to win a NASCAR title, being 24 years old by the end of the 1995 season. He also won the Daytona 500
three times in 1997
, and 2005
. Gordon has completed three career Grand Slams
and has won a total of sixteen Crown Jewel races (three Daytona 500s, four Talladega 500s
, three Coca-Cola 600s
, and six Southern 500s
), both of which are all-time records.
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