Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jeff Gordon using 2014 runner-up Martinsville chassis this week

Jeff Gordon is 5/1 to win STP 500 at Martinsville, a place he has won at eight times
No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon

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

Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, is scheduled to visit the Martinsville Speedway media center at 2:30 p.m. local time Friday.

Alan Gustafson, crew chief of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, is scheduled to visit the Martinsville Speedway media center at 10:30 a.m. local time Friday.

TOPS AT MARTINSVILLE AMONG ACTIVE DRIVERS: The four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion leads active drivers in several statistical categories at the paper-clip track. Jeff Gordon has the most pole positions (seven – four more than any active competitor), top-five finishes (28; 10 more than second), top-10s (35; 13 more than second), laps led (3,723) and best average start (7.3). The driver of the No. 24 Chevy SS is tied for most wins (eight) with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson.
FIVE OUTSIDE TOP DOZEN AT MARTINSVILLE: Gordon has finished outside of the top 12 only five times in 44 Cup starts at the 0.526-mile track – once in 1994, twice in 2002, once in 2010 and once in 2012.

MARTINSVILLE CHASSIS: No. 24 crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-902 for this Sunday’s race. Gordon raced this chassis to a runner-up finish at Martinsville in October of last year.

ANOTHER TITLE FOR GORDON: Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, and Gordon announced a new multi-year partnership in February. Gordon was named Axalta’s Global Business Advisor and will serve as special advisor to Charlie Shaver, Axalta Chairman and CEO, bringing his winning skills and innovative thinking to Axalta, its leadership team and its customers worldwide.

2015 Season
22nd in standings
5 starts
0 wins
2 pole positions
0 top-five finishes
2 top-10 finishes
90 laps led

766 starts
92 wins
79 pole positions
320 top-five finishes
456 top-10 finishes
24,754 laps led

Martinsville Career 
44 starts
8 wins
7 pole positions
28 top-five finishes
35 top-10 finishes
3,723 laps led

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