Jeff Gordon Wins 1997 Daytona 500 & Championship
Jeff Gordon started the 1997 season by winning the Daytona 500, and ended it with the championship. Get ready for the Great American Race, February 26th -- only on FOX. ...
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- By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent RacinToday.com Come Sunday in the always intriguing Daytona 500, Jeff Gordon again will have a bird's-eye view of the starting line, just as he did a year ago when he manned the pole position. Except this season, Gordon won't be staring down the green flag from the driver's seat. Gordon, who retired following ...Read more
- In true legend fashion, Jeff Gordon claims the Daytona 500 pole in what will be his last entry in the race with the No. 24 car. Gordon made this achievement one other time in 1999 and has won the event three times. It seems right and natural to have this car-driver pairing leading the pack ...Read more
- 1 The position that Jeff Gordon will start his final Daytona 500, after a hectic qualifying session that saw a major wreck for the first time the series has decided the '500 polesitter with more than one car on track at a time. 4 The number of championships that Gordon has amassed in his career. His first championship came in 1995, in a season that saw him lead 27.7 per cent of the ...Read more
- Jeff Gordon got his final full season underway in the best possible fashion. He set the fastest time at 201.293 mph in the third round of group qualifying for the Daytona 500 and locks himself onto the pole for the Great American Race. ...Read more