Jeff Gordon takes home a historic piece of Darlington raceway - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Jeff Gordon takes home a historic piece of Darlington raceway

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (WIS) - While Jeff Gordon wasn't making history at Darlington Raceway on Wednesday; he was taking home a piece of it. Gordon was presented with a piece of the historic start-finish line from Darlington Raceway by track president, Chris Browning.

"Jeff's impressive performance at Darlington Raceway speaks for itself," said Browning. "He has challenged the track ‘Too Tough to Tame' more over the past 12 years than anyone else."

Gordon's first win at Darlington came in the 1995 Southern 500 and he hasn't looked back since, recording six additional victories including the 1997 Southern 500 where he was awarded the Winston Million bonus and most recently the 2007 Dodge Avenger 500.

"Darlington has been such a special track to me throughout my career," said Gordon. "To win at Darlington means so much because of the historical significance of the race track and I am honored that I will always have a piece of the track ‘Too Tough to Tame' to call my own."

In addition to his seven victories at Darlington, Gordon also has 15 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes, as well as three poles.

You can see Jeff Gordon and the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as they take on the track "Too Tough to Tame" in the Dodge Challenger 500 on May 10, 2008. The racing action kicks off with the USAC Silver Crown Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Diamond Hill Plywood 200 on May 8th and 9th, respectively. You can order your tickets and Colvin Grill all-you-can-eat package by calling 1-866-459-RACE or logging onto http://www.racetickets.com.

Posted by Chantelle Janelle

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

    Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:44 AM EST2018-01-18 07:44:12 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-01-18 19:39:48 GMT

    The grandparents say they are still in shock from learning that their son and his wife were arrested this week after their children, ages 2 to 29, were found malnourished with some in shackles.

    More >>

    The grandparents say they are still in shock from learning that their son and his wife were arrested this week after their children, ages 2 to 29, were found malnourished with some in shackles.

    More >>
  • Amazon announces finalist cities for 2nd headquarters

    Amazon announces finalist cities for 2nd headquarters

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:23 AM EST2018-01-18 15:23:39 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:46 AM EST2018-01-18 15:46:32 GMT
    The finalists were chosen out of 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. (Source: Pixaby)The finalists were chosen out of 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. (Source: Pixaby)

    The finalists were chosen from 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

    More >>

    The finalists were chosen from 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

    More >>
  • Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

    Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:56 AM EST2018-01-18 05:56:19 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-01-18 19:39:51 GMT

    The article intimated that Ansari deserved inclusion in the ranks of abusive perpetrators, yet many readers - women and men - concluded the encounter amounted to an all-too-common instance of bad sex during a date gone awry.

    More >>

    The article intimated that Ansari deserved inclusion in the ranks of abusive perpetrators, yet many readers - women and men - concluded the encounter amounted to an all-too-common instance of bad sex during a date gone awry.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly