Jeff Gordon holds off Dale Earnhardt to earn his first NSCS restrictor plate win at Daytona International Speedway in 1995.
Jeff Gordon talks about having a disappointing finish in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 but enjoying his time in Sonoma during his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Road courses are a fraction of the schedule, but when Jeff Gordon took to the left and right turns of NASCAR in the 1990s they became crucial parts of racing for a championship.
Jeff Gordon and his family return to California to visit the track where Gordon ’s racing career began.
Jeff Gordon talks about returning to his home track and how much it means to do well in his final race at Sonoma Raceway.
Jeff Gordon holds off a late-race charge by Mark Martin to take his second consecutive victory at Sonoma Raceway and his fourth victory of the 1999 season.
Jeff Gordon and NASCAR fans have always had an interesting relationship. Take a look at how that relationship has changed within the sport's southern fan base.
Phoenix International Raceway to be called Jeff Gordon Raceway for one day BUY: Phoenix tickets Phoenix International Raceway will be called Jeff Gordon Raceway for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Nov. 15, a track representative announced Friday. The race is No. 35 of 36 in the 2015 season and also Gordon's penultimate race as a full-time driver. Gordon has two wins and 23 top 10s in 33 career Cup starts at Phoenix. It was also the site of one of the most controversial moments of his distinguished career in 2012 when he wrecked championship contender Clint Bowyer in the closing laps. Since he announced his intention to step down from full-time competition (although he still hasn't used the word "retire") in January, tracks have honored Gordon in a variety of ways. Las Vegas Motor Speedway gave him a customized blackjack table and changed the speed limit around its facility to 24 mph; Atlanta Motor Speedway offered a red No. 24 Bandolero car, with the names of Gordon's two children, Ella Sofia and Leo, over each door; and Bristol Motor Speedway had Ella Sofia and Leo give the command prior to its April race. This story will be updated.
After heated exchange at Pocono, the pair look ahead to Michigan BROOKLYN, Mich. -- The much ballyhooed “heated” radio conversation between four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and crew chief Alan Gustafson has been put to rest. “If anything,“ Gordon said Friday at Michigan International Speedway , “I think it’s been more positive that we kind of got that out there and had this heated moment and said some things and got them off our chest. I think it’s actually helped us coming into this weekend really focused and excited about it.” During the eighth and final caution of Sunday’s Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway , and with Gordon running 21st, Gustafson called his driver in for four tires. The Hendrick Motorsports driver questioned the decision, and the radio conversation quickly became heated before spotter Eddit D’Hondt stepped in to try and settle the pair down. “It’s intense out there,” Gordon said Friday. “We had a car far better than what we finished (14th). I would say (it was) a little bit of a build-up with the type of season we’ve had so far. “It seems like every time we have a car that’s capable of either winning or running in the top five some circumstances come about that take us kind of out of that. That’s frustrating. When you’re in the closing laps of a race, coming down to kind of the final pit stops and you’re making choices and decisions you’re not always going to like those decisions. You have to play a role in it. At that point, I think both Alan was frustrated and I was frustrated. The restarts weren’t going great; we took a risk on the pit strategy (earlier), the caution came out that blew that strategy and that put us back. We saw how hard it was to pass, track position being really, really important especially in that final run.” The winningest active driver competing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series today with 92 career victories, Gordon , 43, is stepping out of the car following the 2015 season. While he is 10th in points heading into Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 (1 p.m. FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR), he’s yet to win a race this season. To qualify for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup , a driver must be in the top 16 in points or have at least one win after the 26th race of the year. Gordon said he felt his car was good enough to stay out and maintain its track position at that point in the Pocono race. “I rarely ever question those calls -- he’s the crew chief and he makes great calls,” Gordon said. “But at that point I felt like I needed to stay out. It got a little heated. “But it’s all good. We’re big boys; we respect the heck out of one other. We’ve had great conversations this week.” FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
NASCAR Executive Vice President & Chief Racing Development Officer, Steve O’Donnell, discusses Matt DiBenedetto's contact with a safety truck and jeff Gordon's pit road penalty in Sonoma.