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The Fall of Jeff Gordon Creates Another Legend

It's called the changing of the guard. Sometimes it is done by choice, but in this case, NASCAR decided it was ready for a new face for their sport. Jeff Gordon came into the NASCAR series as just another young guy with success in other types of racing. Although he started his career as a kid in California, his parents moved the family to Pittsboro, Ind., because there were more opportunities for young racers. Pittsboro is just 10 minutes from my home, and growing up in the area, Gordon was all the rage. Gordon came into the Cup Series in 1993. In his first six years, Gordon had already racked up three Cup Series Championships, and won his fourth Championship in 2001. That was his last title to date. From 1996 to 1998, Gordon won 33 races i...

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