Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jeff Gordon runner-up in both 2014 Richmond races

Jeff Gordon is 10/1 to win at Richmond Saturday night
No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon

Driver: Jeff Gordon 
Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana
Age: 43 
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

On Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon battled back from two laps down to finish third and post his first top-five finish of 2015.

FIVE TOP-10S IN LAST FIVE FOR GORDON: The driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS is the only competitor to finish in the top 10 in each of the last five races. He has accumulated the most points during that streak to move from 30th up to ninth in the point standings.

ACTIVE LEADER AT RICHMOND: The 43-year-old Gordon leads active drivers in pole positions, top-five finishes, top-10s and laps led at Richmond International Raceway.

LAST 11 AT RIR: In the last 11 events at the three-quarter mile track, Gordon has finished in the top-three six times (55 percent).

KIDS AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Gordon is one of several NASCAR drivers scheduled to sign autographs for kids at 3 p.m. local time Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. For more information, please visit

RICHMOND TEST: On April 8, the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger team participated in a Goodyear tire test at Richmond International Raceway.

DRIVE TO END HUNGER AT RICHMOND: Gordon will drive the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS in this Saturday night’s race, and AARP's "Real Possibilities" will again be featured on the car. AARP and its Foundation are helping to combat hunger by coordinating with local agencies and food banks and sponsoring innovative teaching programs and more. Thanks to these efforts, they have already donated more than 30 million meals. To learn more about Drive to End Hunger, please visit If you don't think "Feeding the Hungry" when you think AARP, then you don't know "aarp.”

RICHMOND CHASSIS: Crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-881 for this Sunday’s race. The chassis has been raced twice previously to a pair of 26th-place finishes at New Hampshire in 2014. During the July event, Gordon ran out of fuel while running third when the race ran past its scheduled distance. In September, he cut a tire and hit the wall in Turn 1 while running sixth with less than 10 laps to go.

2015 Season
  • 9th in standings
  • 8 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 2 pole positions
  • 1 top-five finish
  • 5 top-10 finishes
  • 114 laps led
  • 769 starts
  • 92 wins
  • 79 pole positions
  • 321 top-five finishes
  • 459 top-10 finishes
  • 24,778 laps led
Richmond Career 
  • 44 starts
  • 2 wins
  • 6 pole positions
  • 18 top-five finishes
  • 28 top-10 finishes
  • 1,637 laps led

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