Jeff Gordon in the spotlight

Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2001

Hometown: Vallejo, Calif.

Lives: Charlotte, N.C.; West Palm Beach, Fla.

Drives: No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports

2002 record: Six victories and $10,879,757 in earnings to win his fourth NASCAR Winston Cup Series Championship

Career highlight: His $47,735,580 in career earnings is a worldwide motorsports record.

Other accomplishments: His 58 career victories helped him be one of only three drivers in NASCAR history to win a championship. Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt each have seven titles.

Personal notes: Started racing at age 5 ... Also won USAC Silver Crown, Midget and Quarter Midget national championships before settling into stock car racing ... Started the Jeff Gordon Foundation, and through the foundation he personally delivered a donation to the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York.

Hobbies: Golf, racquetball, skiing and video games

Don Coble

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