Jeff Gordon

By Benjamin Mohr

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Interesting Facts

Jeff Gordon was born on August 4, 1971, in Vallejo, California, Jeff Gordon began competitive auto racing at age 5. Jeff Gordon won the four Series Cup championships after joining NASCAR's top circuit in 1992, his popularity helping to expand the sport's appeal to a mainstream audience. Among NASCAR's all-time leaders in victories, Jeff Gordon was announced he was stepping down as a full-time driver in early 2015.

Early Childhood

Jeff Gordon was born on August 4, 1971, in Vallejo, California. Parents Will and Carol divorced shortly after he was born, and Carol began dating a co-worker named John Pickford, who stoked Gordon's interest in auto racing before becoming his stepfather. Jeff Gordon began racing BMX bikes at age 4, and the following year he slipped behind the wheel of a quarter midget for his first competitive driving experience. He won the national quarter-midget championship at ages 8 and 10, and continued to dominate older children in go-kart events. When Gordon was 13, the family moved to Pittsburgh, Indiana, so he could race powerful sprint cars without the obstacle of a minimum age requirement. After Jeff Gordon joined the United States Auto Club at 16,Jeff Gordon won the organization's National Midget championship at 19 and its Silver Crown championship the following year.

Basic Information

Having taken an interest in stock cars, Gordon earned a chance to race for owner Hugh Connery in NASCAR's Busch Grand National Series in 1990. Jeff Gordon joined Bill Davis's team the following year, his first on the circuit full-time, and was named Rookie of the Year.


Named the Winston Cup Rookie of the Year in 1993, Jeff Gordon broke through with victories in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994. With crew chief Ray Evenhanded and his "Rainbow Warriors" helping to keep the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet in top form, Gordon claimed his first series championship in 1995.


Despite his recent success, Jeff Gordon announced in January 2015 that the upcoming season would be his last as a full-time NASCAR driver. At the time, his 92 career victories were third most all-time, and his four championships ranked fourth.

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Daredevil, Freewheeling. Shot by The Daredevil at Daytona during Speedweeks 2008. Digital image. File:Jeff Gordon Dupont Chevy Impala.jpg. N.p., 17 Feb. 2008. Web. 1 May 2015.

Jeff Gordon Returns to Form By Bryan Law. Digital image. Http://thisisrealmedia.com/. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 May 2015.