Stories tagged: Jeff Gordon
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Retired NASCAR great Jeff Gordon to drive Daytona 500 pace car
Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will drive the honorary pace car for the Daytona 500. Gordon will lead the field to green behind the wheel of a 2017 Camaro ZL1.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
Jeff Gordon struggled on restart then settled in for 24 hours
Jeff Gordon struggled when he first got into his Cadillac in the Rolex 24, but eventually settled in for a satisfying stint in the prestigious endurance race. He said he’s …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Jeff Gordon getting black and blue chasing shiny Rolex watch
Jeff Gordon straightened his left arm to expose bruises around his elbow. They were the only ones he could show without taking off his clothes.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss two-plus more races because of concussion
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least two more races while he recovers from a concussion.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as long as needed
Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans lined the outside the media center in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
Stewart puts winning ahead of nostalgia in Indianapolis farewell
When Tony Stewart dreamed about winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he never contemplated saying goodbye.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 8:44 p.m.
Jeff Gordon makes his surprising return to Brickyard
One week after Jeff Gordon asked his publicist to delay a long-planned announcement that he would drive the pace car before a race he won five times, the four-time Cup …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 8:50 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss two more races, replaced by Jeff Gordon
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
Jeff Gordon interested in joining ‘Live’ with Kelly Ripa
Jeff Gordon is open to succeeding Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa’s new “Live” co-host – so long as he could continue his new job as a NASCAR analyst.
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 10:21 p.m.
End of rainbow: Gordon finishes 6th in final NASCAR race
Jeff Gordon climbed out of his race car and stepped into the waiting arms of team owner Rick Hendrick.
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015, 8:29 p.m.
Jeff Gordon wins Martinsville to earn spot in championship finale
Jeff Gordon, who at 44 years old celebrated his ninth Martinsville win by jumping along the track like a little boy on Christmas morning, climbed into the grandstands to share …
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 6:18 p.m.
Jeff Gordon gets final race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Jeff Gordon will complete his long history with Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015
In brief: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson nears next milestone
Autos: Jimmie Johnson was still only a prospect in NASCAR’s developmental series when he tried to work up the nerve to talk to Jeff Gordon in 2000. What he didn’t …
Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
Commentary: Jeff Gordon brought excitement, fans to NASCAR
BROOKLYN, Mich. – Jeff Gordon once hosted “Saturday Night Live.” That might be hard to believe, a NASCAR driver as a front man for a pop-culture institution. But Gordon was …
Fri., July 24, 2015
Jeff Gordon honored at boyhood home before final Brickyard 400
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 …
Sun., April 12, 2015
Gosselin: Age is creeping up on NASCAR’s superstars; Who will carry the torch?
Eddie Gossage is going to feel old this week. And a tad vulnerable.
Fri., March 13, 2015
Jeff Gordon eases up on NASCAR after meeting over safety concerns
DALLAS – Jeff Gordon eased up on NASCAR after discussing track safety issues with officials behind closed doors. Gordon said Thursday he may have prematurely questioned NASCAR’s plans for installations …
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
Jeff Gordon decided last year to leave NASCAR after 2015
Jeff Gordon is stepping away as a full-time NASCAR driver. The four-time champion told the AP he decided in the middle of last season that 2015 would be his 23rd …
Mon., Sept. 29, 2014
Gordon wins at Dover to advance in Chase
Jeff Gordon won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for an automatic spot in the 12-driver field that advanced to the next round. Gordon was …
Sun., Sept. 14, 2014
Auto Racing notes: Jeff Gordon covets elusive 5th title as Chase begins
JOLIET, Ill. – Jeff Gordon hopped off a plane, his typical polished self, ready for a full day of appearances to promote NASCAR’s championship race. Then he glanced down at …
Sun., Aug. 31, 2014
Jeff Gordon says Tony Stewart could run strong in Atlanta
Jeff Gordon is expecting Tony Stewart to be a contender in his return to the track. Kevin Harvick will be on the pole but Stewart, who will start 12th, will …
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Gordon still on a roll, takes over points lead
It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon’s last victory at Michigan – which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR’s top series. One of …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Auto Racing notes: Tony Stewart dealing with ‘quite a bit of grief’ after fatal Kevin Ward Jr. incident
Tony Stewart is grieving at an undisclosed location in the aftermath of the incident in which 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed by Stewart’s race car, Stewart’s …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Auto Notes: Aging Jeff Gordon fights through pain to race
Jeff Gordon turned a nostalgic weekend at the Brickyard into a powerful reminder that he can still win NASCAR’s biggest races. Oh, and a fifth championship.
Mon., July 28, 2014
Auto racing: Gordon wins Brickyard 400
With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race – …
Sun., July 27, 2014
Gordon is one happy Hoosier
The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There’s a massive banner that drapes the grandstand containing Gordon’s image with the years of his …
Sun., May 11, 2014
Gordon pulls away late for win at Kansas Speedway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – At any age, Jeff Gordon sure knows how to win. Nearly two decades after he burst onto the scene with his first victory, Gordon keeps taking …
Tue., April 8, 2014
Logano 7th winner in seven races
FORT WORTH, Texas – Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
Auto racing: Patrick deflects criticism
Danica Patrick has a two-year-old photo of her in the car at Daytona, on the receiving end of two thumbs up from Richard Petty. “It’s a back shot of his …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013
NASCAR adds Gordon to Cup Chase
NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field Friday, a stunning and unprecedented step in the fallout from at least two attempts to manipulate the …