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2015 NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Final Practice Session Speeds

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon speaks to the media during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images During the final 2015 NASCAR Sprint Unlimited practice session Friday evening at Daytona International Speedway, it was Jeff Gordon - with a lap speed of 196.764 MPH - who was overall quickest in the session. Denny Hamlin, with a lap speed of 196.524 MPH, was second quickest and was followed by Kyle Busch (196.202 MPH) who was third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (196.168) fourth and Aric Almirola (196.113) who was fifth. Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the "Happy Hour" (final) practice were Tony Stewart (195.865 MPH) who was sixth, Kyle Larson (194.700) seventh, Kevin Harvick (192.526) eighth, Brad Keselowski (192.197) ninth and Jimmie Johnson (192.193) posting the tenth quickest lap speed. The Sprint Unlimited is scheduled to get underway around 8:15 pm ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon’s exit made Dale Earnhardt Jr. look in the mirror

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks to the media during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— As an avid football fan, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has seen many a career come and go, but as Jeff Gordon’s final season in full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing approaches, Earnhardt, 40, is thinking more about his ... FULL STORY »

2015 NASCAR Daytona Media Day Q&A with Jeff Gordon

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon speaks to the media during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Media Day at Daytona International Speedway. Q. How many people out of the 43 that are going to be in the 500 can actually ... FULL STORY »

In more ways than one, Jeff Gordon changed NASCAR racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon speaks to the media during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Jeff Gordon’s impact on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing was immediate and substantial. In 1994, his second full season at NASCAR’s highest level, Gordon won the Coca-Cola 600 and the inaugural Brickyard 400. In 1995, he won the first ... FULL STORY »

Atlanta Motor Speedway to Honor Jeff Gordon with Race Weekend Tribute

Atlanta Motor Speedway President and GM Ed Clark with Jeff Gordon - Credit: HHP Images HAMPTON, Ga. (Feb. 9, 2015) – In 1992, few could have predicted that when Jeff Gordon strapped into the No. 24 car for Hendrick Motorsports at Atlanta Motor Speedway for his first Sprint Cup Series start on Nov. 15 of that ... FULL STORY »

Stellar year in 2014 solidified Jeff Gordon’s decision to retire

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images CHARLOTTE, N.C.— For those who might think that Jeff Gordon’s splendid 2014 run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series might have tempted him to reconsider his decision to retire from full-time competition, think again. In fact, Gordon’s top-notch performance on the ... FULL STORY »

“One More for 24” Special Offer from Kentucky Speedway Celebrates Jeff Gordon’s Final Full-Time NASCAR Season

Kentucky Speedway Logo SPARTA, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway is celebrating Jeff Gordon’s final full-time season in NASCAR with a limited-time “One More for 24” offer that provides race fans the opportunity to purchase two tickets for the July 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup ... FULL STORY »



2013 NSCS Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) stands in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Reaction As Jeff Gordon Announces 2015 As Final Full Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season
Posted 01.22.15
Below you will find statements from around the racing community on today's announcement from Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, who announced that the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will be his final full-time year on the tour. “Jeff Gordon transcends NASCAR and will be celebrated as one of the ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon announces 2015 as his final full-time season
Posted 01.22.15
When it comes down to it, Jeff Gordon's hope for how he is remembered in NASCAR is quite modest. “I definitely am proud of everything I’ve done on and off the track,” Gordon said. “But I guess I like to keep it simple when I think of things like this. I ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon To Run Final Full-Time NASCAR Season In 2015
Posted 01.22.15
CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2015) - Jeff Gordon, the celebrated stock car champion whose crossover appeal helped take NASCAR into the mainstream, will compete in his 23rd and final full-time Sprint Cup Series season in 2015. He announced his decision this morning to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team ...FULL STORY »
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Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham Begin 2015 Living in the Past
Posted 01.09.15
Charlotte, NC (January 9, 2015) - Jeff Gordon and former crew chief Ray Evernham will team up again in 2015. On Jan. 16 in Scottsdale, Arizona, the duo will auction off their final race-winning car at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Proceeds from the sale of the 1999 No. 24 Pepsi Chevrolet Monte Carlo that ...FULL STORY »
The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona
Expanded 2015 Sprint Unlimited Field to Feature Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers
Posted 12.15.14
Former Daytona 500 Pole Winners Also Added to Season-Opening Showcase at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 15, 2014) – Coming off an exciting 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, NASCAR announced today all 16 Chase drivers will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon Explains Homestead Pit Strategy
Posted 12.04.14
Jeff Gordon appeared to have a race-winning car in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but a decision to pit for four tires late in the race dropped him far back in the running order and relegated the driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a 10th-place finish. In ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick maintains blistering speed in Saturday’s first practice
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.— The fastest car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season asserted its superiority immediately in Saturday’s first practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Driving the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet that has carried him to four victories and 2,083 laps led this year, Kevin Harvick jumped to the top of ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Team Chevy’s Jeff Gordon Wins Pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Posted 11.14.14
Earns Hendrick Motorsports’ 200th All-Time Pole HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2014) – Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale’ at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a lap of 180.747 mph (29.876 seconds). It is the 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 11.14.14
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – POLE WINNER “We had a great Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet but the bottom just wasn’t the perfect place for us to run. I could feel the tires going away and then we needed to move up. So when we ...FULL STORY »


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