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Glory Road 2.0 Welcomes 1994 Chevrolet Lumina from Jeff Gordon's "First Win"

November 05, 2013

Gordon's Lumina Marks Second of Nine Exclusive Sneak Peeks of Glory Road 2.0 in Coming Weeks

Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2013) – As part of the revamped Glory Road set to debut Saturday, Jan. 11, the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced the second of nine exclusive sneak peeks included in the exhibit. The 1994 No. 24 Chevrolet Lumina with which Jeff Gordon captured his first career premier series victory will join the 18 historic cars that will comprise the exhibit. The reveal took place during the final Chase driver appearance of the season, which featured Gordon and Jimmie Johnson at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

About the No. 24 Chevrolet Lumina

At age 22, Gordon was on track to become a NASCAR superstar. His first win was the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the longest event on the NASCAR schedule. Gordon started the race from the pole position and led the first lap, but then sat back like a veteran. He bided his time and kept the leaders in sight realizing the length of the race would take a toll on his equipment. With the help of a two-tire pit stop call by crew chief Ray Evernham, Gordon was able to capture his first of 88 career premier series wins, beating Rusty Wallace to the finish line by four seconds. In Victory Lane, Gordon celebrated with his team owner Rick Hendrick, Evernham and his crew.

About Glory Road 2.0

Glory Road, which features 18 historic stock cars encircling the Great Hall, has served as one of the Hall’s most prominent focal points since opening. Speedways from across the country are illustrated here as well, where guests can touch the texture of various tracks and feel the intense banking that drivers face week-to-week. Glory Road 2.0 will see 18 new cars that reflect the six generations of premier series race cars that have been driven and built by some of the sport’s most celebrated drivers, owners and mechanics. 

To mark this major exhibit revamp, the Hall will provide an exclusive sneak peek of artifacts in the coming weeks via in-person and social media unveils. The nine debuts will culminate with a behind-the-scenes media preview of all 18 cars in January. Prior to each Glory Road 2.0 announcement, stay tuned to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on nascarhall.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for sneak peek details of the NASCAR stock cars that will find a new home in this exhibit. Upcoming in-person photo opportunities that will be open to the public will be announced accordingly. Please note, stock car generations and dates will be subject to change.

Glory Road 2.0 Sneak Peek Schedule:

Date

Generation

Car Unveiled

Oct. 12

Generation 1

Buck Baker's 1957 Chevrolet "Black Widow"

Nov. 5

Generation 4

Jeff Gordon's 1994 Chevrolet Lumina

Nov. 12

Generation 5

 

Nov. 17

Generation 2

 

Nov. 29

Generation 4

 

Dec. 7

Generation 2

 

Dec. 10

Generation 4

 

Dec. 17

Generation 1

 

Dec. 26

Generation 1

 

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