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Jeff Gordon 
Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon

Born: August 4, 1971 (age 47) in Vallejo

Jeff Gordon

Racecar driver

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Jeffrey Michael "Jeff" Gordon is an American professional stock car racing driver.

He drives the No. 24 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Gordon started his 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 Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports in 1993.

He is a four-time Sprint Cup champion, winning the title in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001.

He has also won the Daytona 500 three times in 1997, 1999, and 2005.

He is third on the all-time Cup wins list, with 92 career wins, and has the most wins in NASCAR's modern era.

Gordon's 79 pole positions lead all active drivers, and is third all-time; Gordon won at least one pole in 23 consecutive seasons, a NASCAR record.

He is also the active iron man leader for consecutive races participated in with 763 as of the 2015 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

In 2009, Gordon became the first NASCAR driver to reach $100 million USD in career winnings.

In 1998, NASCAR named Gordon to its 50 Greatest Drivers list.

Ten years later, in 2008, Terry Blount of ESPN ranked him tenth in the 25 greatest drivers of all-time.


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