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Jeff Gordon in NASCAR Pantheon After Turn-Back-the-Clock Win in Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon got “The Call.” NASCAR veteran Gordon, one of the sport’s most popular drivers, won the Brickyard 400, one of the sport’s crown jewels, for a record-setting fifth time on the 20th anniversary of his winning the inaugural event at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994. It happened on the day that the mayor of Indianapolis had declared to be Jeff Gordon Day, prompting Gordon’s team owner, Rick Hendrick, to tell him on the morning of the race, “You’re going to win the race today.” It all reads like something even a Hollywood scriptwriter would never dare to be so bold as to write. Yet, it really happened. It was a real NASCAR moment. In years past, NASCAR fans would d...

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