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NASCAR RACING LEGEND IS 45 TODAY

 
Jeff’s 6th grade photo.


Jeff Gordon high school yearbook, 1989.


Jeffery Michael
"Jeff" Gordon was born in Vallejo, California
.

Jef Gordon is a semi-retired professional stock car racing driver
and currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR. He formerly drove
the No. 24 Chevrolet
for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full-time
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons between 1993 and 2015,
and currently serves as a substitute driver for
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Gordon won his first of many WInston Cup Championships in
1995 and his first Daytona 500 in 1997 becoming one of the
most successful race car drivers in the history of the sport.

He began racing quarter midgets when he was five and when
he got to his teens, his family believed in him enough to move
from California to Indiana to help further his racing career.

He is the first driver to reach $100 million in career earnings
in the Cup series.

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RACING LEGEND IS 79 TODAY


Richard Lee Petty was born in North Carolina.

NASCAR driver Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 seven times over the course
of his legendary career. His racing team Richard Petty Motorsports became one
of the most successful teams on the circuit. He grew up with racing, as his father
was a champion racer himself. Richard is called The King who became a 5-time
Winston Cup Series Champion.

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PAINT SCHEME WILL HONOR THE KING!

(Fox Sports)-Richard Petty Motorsports and STP have revealed Aric Almirola’s throwback paint scheme for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 4.

Almirola’s scheme will honor The King’s 1979 STP car he raced to his sixth of
seven Daytona 500 victories, as well as a seventh and final NASCAR Premier
Series championship.


From Left: Richard Petty and Aric Almirola. Petty will be 79 on July 2.

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THE GREATEST RACE SPECTACLE TODAY!

The Indianapolis 500 is held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
since its inception in 1911. The race has always been scheduled on or
around Memorial Day. Since 1974, it has been scheduled for the Sunday
of Memorial Day weekend. The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in
Racing
, is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, comprising
three of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world.

The inaugural running was won by Ray Harroun (below) in 1911. The Indy 
race celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, and the 100th running was
held today.

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NOTE: ROOKIE ALEXANDER ROSSI WON THE 100TH RUNNING OF
THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 TODAY.

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RACE DAY REMINDER FROM PDX RETRO ~


James Dennis Alan "Denny" Hamlin, 35.


RACE UPDATE: DENNY HAMLIN WINS THE DAYTONA 500 IN THE CLOSEST FINISH IN RACE HISTORY!

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