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Jeff Gordon Could Reign Supreme As The King Of Indy With a Victory

Since 1911, Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been home to the famed Indianapolis 500, where the term, “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” prevails every time a driver straps himself behind the wheel of his high speed chariot. It wasn’t until August 1994, however, when the NASCAR Winston Cup Series first visited the track for the inaugural Brickyard 400. A capacity crowd—the largest ever to witness a NASCAR event—welcomed history in the making as California native Jeff Gordon became the first Brickyard 400 winner. Gordon who was born in Vallejo, California, moved to Pittsboro, Indiana, with his parents where the opportunities for young, up-and-coming open wheel drivers are more prevalent. Open-wheel g...

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