Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Kentucky is only track to elude a Jeff Gordon win

Jeff Gordon is 10/1 to win Saturday at Kentucky.
No. 24 AARP Member Advantages Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon

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

Jeff Gordon is scheduled to visit the Kentucky Speedway media center at 3:30 p.m. local time Friday.

CAREER GRAND SLAM: Kentucky Speedway is the only track where Jeff Gordon has yet to visit Victory Lane in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. If he were to win Saturday night, Gordon would become first driver in NASCAR history to win at every track in the respective season.

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

PITTSBORO HOMECOMING: On Thursday, July 9, to help promote the upcoming race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the five-time Brickyard 400 winner is scheduled to visit the track and Pittsboro, Indiana. Gordon lived in Pittsboro and attended nearby Tri-West High School while racing as a teenager throughout the Midwest.

MEMBER ADVANTAGES AT KENTUCKY: AARP Member Advantages will sponsor four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS to spread awareness about the many benefits available to AARP members. The special AARP Member Advantages paint scheme – which debuted at Sonoma Raceway on June 28 – will be featured in six Sprint Cup Series events in 2015 and is part of Hendrick Motorsports’ existing partnership with Drive to End Hunger, which is AARP and AARP Foundation’s multi-year effort to raise awareness of and support for the fight against older adult hunger. AARP Member Advantages is a collection of discounts, products, services and insurance programs available to AARP’s millions of members through third party providers. The provider offers include a variety of health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services.

Jeff Gordon on looking for a win at Kentucky
“I’m already proud that I have won at every track except Kentucky, but to win there this weekend and have a win at every track at the Sprint Cup level is something that would mean a lot to me. Winning at every track is not something that’s easy to accomplish. This will be a challenge, and I like a good challenge and the team does, too.”

2015 Season
  • 10th in standings
  • 17 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 3 pole positions
  • 2 top-five finishes
  • 9 top-10 finishes
  • 162 laps led
  • 778 starts
  • 92 wins
  • 80 pole positions
  • 322 top-five finishes
  • 463 top-10 finishes
  • 24,826 laps led
Kentucky Career 
  • 4 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 1 top-five finish
  • 4 top-10 finishes
  • 0 laps led

- Hendrick Motorsports

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