Jeff Gordon – Yahoo Sports

Born: Aug 4, 1971

Hometown: Vallejo, Calif.

 

Championships (4)

Premier — 1995, ‘97-98, 2001

 

Premier Series Stats

Competed: 1992-2016

Starts: 805

Wins: 93

Poles: 81

Years on Ballot: 1

 

Blessed with once-in-a-generation talent and charisma, Jeff Gordon helped take NASCAR from a informal competition to a mainstream.

 

Gordon took NASCAR by charge in a 1990s, apropos a youngest motorist in a complicated epoch to win a premier array pretension as a 24-year-old in 1995. He went on to win 3 some-more championships (1997, ‘98, 2001).

 

In 1998, Gordon led a Rainbow Warriors — named for his colorful No. 24 Chevrolet — to a complicated era-record 13 wins. Overall, he won 93 races, that ranks third on a all-time wins list. Gordon is a three-time Daytona 500 champion and won a Brickyard 400 a record 5 times.

 

Charismatic and means in front of a camera, he grown one of a sport‘s fiercest rivalries with Dale Earnhardt. The confident, childish Californian served as a foil to a wily, imperishable Intimidator.

 

Gordon was a initial NASCAR motorist to horde “Saturday Night Live.”

 

He late from full-time racing as a premier series‘ “Iron Man” with a record 797 uninterrupted starts, and now delivers a competition to the ardent fans as a competition researcher for FOX.

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