Jeff Gordon leaves his mark at the NASCAR Hall of Fame from his 85th win.
Jeff Gordon leaves his mark at the NASCAR Hall of Fame from his 85th winThe NASCAR Hall of Fame offers interactive and educational activities where families can discover the past, the present and future of NASCAR from a new age fan point-of-view or a traditional enthusiast’s view. But a very recent addition to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Great Hall exhibit connects both levels of fans. Some have called him “The Rainbow Warrior” or “Wonder Boy,” others who aren’t so familiar with him call him simply Jeff Gordon.
To bring you up to speed with this racer’s latest victory, let’s go back a few weeks ago… It’s early September at the AdvoCare 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway and 43 drivers are starting their engines, searching to obtain a win that they didn’t have yesterday. Little do 42 of those drivers know, they have no chance. As the checker flag is waved Jeff Gordon flies across the finish line coming in first place.
Now, any novice driver would be ecstatic about just winning the race. But Gordon is far from a novice. This win is his 85th win, giving Gordon the title of third most-winningest driver in NASCAR history. Thanks to Jeff Gordon Inc., The NASCAR Hall of Fame has some of personal items currently on display in the Great Hall. “I am really proud that some of those items are here at the [NASCAR] Hall of Fame,” said Gordon.
Jeff Gordon leaves his mark at the NASCAR Hall of Fame from his 85th winSo what did Gordon win? Money? Yes. More fans? Most likely. Almost two miles of an interstate named after him? It’s in the works!
Within weeks, Jeff Gordon and all of his fans will know if almost two miles of Interstate 85 will be named “The Jeff Gordon Expressway” in honor of his 85th win. This will be one stretch of pavement crossing Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County lines that Gordon can drive through, leisurely, with the extra enjoyment of all of his competitors passing under massive signs marking his dominance in the game of racing.
Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioner approved the almost 2 mile interstate renaming plan Tuesday. But there is just one little obstacle left before Gordon and all of his fans can have their celebrations; the NC Department of Transportation has to approve the interstate designation.
If you didn’t get a chance to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame when Gordon was visiting, don’t worry! Just come check Jeff Gordon’s 85th Win Exhibit on display in the Great Hall. After taking a close look at the gear he wore when he conquered the Atlanta Motor Speedway, head upstairs to Race Week and see what you’ve got in one of our iRacing Stimulators.