Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jeff Gordon tries for record fourth Kansas win Saturday night

Jeff Gordon is 8/1 to win at Kansas Saturday night
No. 24 American Red Cross Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon

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

Jeff Gordon on racing at Kansas
“Kansas is a great track for us, and it has been ever since it opened up. I like the transitions from the straightaways to the corners. That track just suits me as a driver. I just feel comfortable there."

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE KANSAS: Jeff Gordon, defending race-winner and driver of the No. 24 American Red Cross Chevrolet SS, has the most victories and top-five finishes at Kansas while he is tied for most starts.

INAUGURAL WINNER: On Sept. 30, 2001, Gordon won the inaugural Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway – Gordon’s sixth win during his fourth championship season. He would make it two-for-two at Kansas when he visited Victory Lane on Sept. 29, 2002.

POLE-LESS AT KANSAS: Although Gordon ranks third all-time with 80 career pole positions, Kansas Speedway is one of two tracks where he has yet to win a pole position. Kentucky Speedway is the only other venue where Gordon has never set the fastest lap during qualifying.

KANSAS CHASSIS: Crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-914 for Saturday night’s race. The chassis has been raced twice – once in 2015 at Atlanta and once in 2014 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Earlier this year, Gordon finished 41st at Atlanta after being involved in a lap-264 accident while running in the top 10. In the 2014 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Gordon led 161 laps from the pole position en route to a 10th-place finish. 

RED CROSS RACING: The American Red Cross and 3M are entering the eighth year of the successful and innovative partnership, Red Cross Racing. This year, the No. 24 American Red Cross Chevy SS is a SleevesUp design to encourage fans to roll their sleeves up and make an appointment to give blood. Race fans can pledge to give on Gordon’s personal SleevesUp Campaign page.The goal is 400 donors – one for each mile of the race in Kansas.
2015 Season
  • 13th in standings
  • 10 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 3 pole positions
  • 1 top-five finish
  • 6 top-10 finishes
  • 161 laps led
  • 771 starts
  • 92 wins
  • 80 pole positions
  • 321 top-five finishes
  • 460 top-10 finishes
  • 24,825 laps led
Kansas Career 
  • 18 starts
  • 3 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 10 top-five finishes
  • 12 top-10 finishes
  • 218 laps led
 - Hendrick Motorsports

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