RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond International Raceway has been the site of two of Jeff Gordon’s 87 career NASCAR Sprint Cup victories. And one very memorable runner-up finish.
Last September at the three-quarter-mile track, Gordon entered the last race before the 12-driver “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup” field was set on the outside looking in. He qualified second, but then fell nearly two laps behind the leaders just past the halfway mark of the 400-lap race. Gordon and the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger team battled back onto the lead lap, though, and into the Chase field with a spirited runner-up finish.
“That certainly was memorable – probably my most memorable second-place finish,” Gordon said. “We struggled early but regrouped during the rain delay and never gave up, fighting all the way to the checkered flag. That never-give-up attitude is what I love about this team.”
Gordon has faced adversity again this year. A strong performance at Bristol ended with a heavily damaged No. 24 Chevy...