How many times did Jeff Gordon win the Cup?
He is a four-time Cup Series champion, having won the title in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001. He was the youngest driver to win a NASCAR title, being 24 years old by the end of the 1995 season. He also won the Daytona 500 three times in 1997, 1999, and 2005.
Does Jeff Gordon still own the 48 car?
A journey that began as Gordon/Evernham Motorsports and JG Motorsports in the Busch Series, and eventually transitioned to the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 in the Cup Series with Jimmie Johnson will reach its intended destination in January when Jeff Gordon officially becomes a co-owner alongside Rick Hendrick.
How much weight do NASCAR drivers lose per race?
Temperatures in the car often exceed 100 degrees, reaching as much as 170 degrees by the floorboards. Drivers can lose 5-10 pounds in sweat during a race.
What’s Jeff Gordon doing now?
Jeff Gordon will continue his duties as a FOX Sports broadcaster through the NASCAR season and 2021 calendar year, then he will turn his attention full-time to a new role at Hendrick Motorsports. The NASCAR Cup team announced Wednesday that Gordon has been named vice chairman of the organization.
Why did Lowe’s quit NASCAR?
For Lowe’s, the decision is simply business. The home improvement company teamed with Hendrick and Johnson in 2001 when the driver was a nobody. Owner and company took a leap on the driver Jeff Gordon promised them was going to be a star. Gordon was right and Johnson was so good that Lowe’s couldn’t leave.
How much do NASCAR drivers get paid for winning?
Through the purse split, the winner, on average, takes home $47,500 a race while the loser makes close to $8,500. Kyle Busch became the highest-paid NASCAR driver when he won the 2019 Cup Series.