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TBT: Jeff Gordon Completes a 3-Peat at Sonoma in 2000

With the Sprint Cup Series at Sonoma just around the corner, it's a fine time to look back at one of the best moments in the career of Jeff Gordon, the driver who reached legendary status at the raceway.As NASCAR enthusiasts know, Gordon has won the race five times. In 2000, he capped off a three-peat, removing any question who the king of the road course was.Per David Caraviello of started fifth, managed his fuel, and led the final 26 laps to lay a beating on the field, outdistancing runner-up Sterling Marlin by over four seconds. It was the culmination of an astounding six consecutive wins by Gordon on Sprint Cup road courses, a streak that had begun at Watkins Glen in 1997 and would end when Park prevailed at the same N...

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