Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jeff Gordon trying to go back-to-back at Michigan

Jeff Gordon is 12/1 to win at Michigan for fourth time.
No. 24 Panasonic Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon

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

Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Panasonic Chevrolet SS, is scheduled to visit the Michigan International Speedway media center at 1:45 p.m. local time Friday.

MOST RECENT MICHIGAN WINNER: On Aug. 17 of last year, Jeff Gordon led 68 laps from the pole position en route to victory at Michigan International Speedway. It was his third of four wins in 2014 and his 91st career Sprint Cup victory.

SEVENTH-FASTEST POLE POSITION WINNER: Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Panasonic Chevrolet SS, set the seventh-fastest pole-winning speed in NASCAR history when he averaged 206.558 mph during qualifying at Michigan in August of last year. Bill Elliott owns the top six speeds with each recorded at Daytona or Talladega before restrictor plates were required at superspeedway events.

TOPS AMONG ACTIVE DRIVERS: Gordon’s six pole positions, 19 top-five finishes, 27 top-10s and 1,058 laps led are tops among active drivers at the Irish Hills track.

MILESTONE MICHIGAN VICTORY: On June 10, 2001, Gordon started first and finished first to notch win No. 100 for Hendrick Motorsports. It was his third of six victories during a year when Gordon won his fourth series title.

PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK: The No. 24 Chevrolet SS will feature Panasonic Toughbook (@Toughbook) during the upcoming Michigan International Speedway race weekend – the second of two races in 2015 the company will be the primary sponsor on the No. 24 car. At Texas, Gordon drove the No. 24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevy SS to a seventh-place finish.

Jeff Gordon on racing at Michigan
“I like a lot of tracks on the NASCAR schedule, but Michigan seems to be at or near the top of my favorites list. It’s a fast, fast racetrack – one that really gets your attention – with multiple grooves in the corners.”

2015 Season
  • 10th in standings
  • 14 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 3 pole positions
  • 2 top-five finishes
  • 8 top-10 finishes
  • 162 laps led
  • 775 starts
  • 92 wins
  • 80 pole positions
  • 322 top-five finishes
  • 462 top-10 finishes
  • 24,826 laps led
Michigan Career 
  • 44 starts
  • 3 wins
  • 6 pole positions
  • 19 top-five finishes
  • 27 top-10 finishes
  • 1,058 laps led

- Hendrick Motorsports

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