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Jeff Gordon honored at boyhood home before final Brickyard 400

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Jeff Gordon was presented with Indiana’s highest civilian award and became an honorary member of his hometown police department Thursday. Three days before racing in his final Brickyard 400, the four-time NASCAR champion was the guest of honor in Pittsboro, Indiana, a short drive northwest of Indianapolis. Hundreds of people lined the streets for a parade and crowded around a temporary stage for the presentation in the town where Gordon honed his racing skills as a teenager. With Main Street draped in American flags, speedway flags and the Rainbow Warrior’s familiar No. 24 car, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence presented Gordon with the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award. Gordon also received proclamations recognizing Jeff Gordon Day. – Associated Press

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