Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jeff Gordon looks for swan song Daytona 500 win

Jeff Gordon is 12/1 to win Daytona 500
No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon
Driver: Jeff Gordon
Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana
Age: 43
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

2015 Season

  • 1 pole position


  • 761 starts
  • 92 wins
  • 78 pole positions
  • 320 top-five finishes
  • 454 top-10 finishes
  • 24,664 laps led

Daytona Career 

  • 44 starts
  • 6 wins
  • 4 pole positions
  • 13 top-five finishes
  • 20 top-10 finishes
  • 623 laps led

DAYTONA POLE-SITTER: With Jeff Gordon taking the top starting spot in the Daytona 500, he has grabbed at least one pole position in all 23 of his full-time Sprint Cup Series seasons. His Daytona 500 pole was the 201st for Hendrick Motorsports in the Sprint Cup Series. Gordon also recorded the organization’s milestone 200th pole last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Gordon is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500, with victories in 1997, 1999 and 2005. Most recently, he garnered a fourth-place finish in the Great American Race in 2014.

RESTRICTOR-PLATE WINS LEADER: Gordon is the all-time leader in Sprint Cup restrictor-plate victories with 12. Dale Earnhardt Sr. ranks second with 11 while Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. is third with eight.

DAYTONA CHASSIS: Crew chief Alan Gustafson, a native of nearby Ormond Beach, Florida, has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-887 for Sunday’s race. The chassis has been raced twice, with Gordon piloting it at Talladega in October 2014 and at Daytona in July 2014.

- Hendrick Motorsports

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