Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jeff Gordon using winning 2014 Brickyard and Michigan chassis at Las Vegas

Jeff Gordon is 7/1 to win Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Sunday
Driver: Jeff Gordon 
Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana
Age: 43 
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

Jeff Gordon is scheduled to visit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway media center at 2:30 p.m. local time on Friday, March 6.

VICTORIOUS AT VEGAS: Jeff Gordon's lone win at Las Vegas occurred in 2001 when he led the final 20 laps en route to Victory Lane. It was the first of six victories during a season in which he won his fourth NASCAR Cup Series championship.

ONLY GORDON: The 43-year-old driver of the No. 24 3M Chevrolet SS is the only competitor to participate in all 17 Sprint Cup events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

MISSING IN LAS VEGAS: Although Gordon ranks third all-time with 78 career pole positions, Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of three tracks where he has yet to win one. Kansas Speedway and Kentucky Speedway are the other venues where Gordon never has set the fastest time on qualifying day.

NOT WORST START TO SEASON: Gordon has been involved in two accidents in two races with finishes of 33rd and 41st to begin the 2015 campaign. In 1996, Gordon started the season with finishes of 42nd and 40th before rallying to earn 10 wins and finish second to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Terry Labonte in the season-long points championship.

LAS VEGAS CHASSIS: Crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-895 for this Sunday's Kobalt 400. Gordon raced the chassis to a record-breaking fifth Brickyard 400 victory in July, a win at Michigan International Speedway in August and a 14th-place finish at Kansas Speedway in October in 2014.

2015 Season
  • 36th in standings
  • 2 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 1 pole position
  • 0 top-five finishes
  • 0 top-10 finishes
  • 87 laps led
  • 763 starts
  • 92 wins
  • 78 pole positions
  • 320 top-five finishes
  • 454 top-10 finishes
  • 24,751 laps led
Las Vegas Career 
  • 17 starts
  • 1 win
  • 0 pole positions
  • 6 top-five finishes
  • 8 top-10 finishes
  • 457 laps led

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