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May 16, 2018

Jeff Gordon Honored with Marquee Plaque at Monster Monument

Jeff Gordon, the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion who reached Dover International Speedway’s Victory Lane five times in his legendary career, was honored with a marquee plaque unveiling on the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by Smithfield, on Saturday, May 5.

Jeff Gordon admires his marquee plaque on the base of the Monster Monument at IVictory Plaza presented by Smithfield on Saturday at Dover International Speedway. NIGEL KINRADE PHOTOS

Gordon, 46, who was NASCAR’s most recognizable driver as the sport reached unprecedented success in the 1990s and 2000s, is the fourth driver honored with a Monster Monument marquee plaque, joining Bobby Allison, David Pearson and Richard Petty.

The marquee plaque unveiling included remarks from Gordon, Dover Motorsports, Inc. CEO Denis McGlynn and Mike Bagley, the host of Sirius XM’s “The Morning Drive” and a Motor Racing Network (MRN) announcer.

Gordon’s five Dover wins are tied for fourth with Pearson on the track’s all-time list, behind Jimmie Johnson (11), Petty (7) and Allison (7).

“Jeff provided millions of NASCAR fans, both at Dover and across the country, with plenty of thrills and excitement during his incredible career,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “Only the best drivers in the sport have their names on the Monster Monument, and only the best of the best receive the honor of a marquee plaque. Jeff has certainly earned his place among that accomplished group.”

Gordon now serves as a NASCAR analyst with Fox Sports and was in the booth with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip to call the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover on Sunday, May 6.

JEFF GORDON CAREER STATISTICS

Birthday: Aug. 4, 1971

Hometown: Vallejo, Calif.

First Cup Series race: 1992

NASCAR Cup Series Championships: 4 (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001)

Career victories: 93 (third all-time behind Richard Petty and David Pearson; leader in NASCAR’s modern era (1972-today))

Daytona 500 wins: 3 (1997, 1999, 2005)

 

GORDON AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Starts: 47

Laps led: 2,396

Wins: 5 (one in 1995, two in 1996, one in 2001 and one in 2014)

Poles: 4

Average start: 12.0

Top 5 finishes: 18

Top 10 finishes: 27

DNFs: 5

Average finish: 11.38

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Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also plays host to the Firefly Music Festival, produced by Red Frog Events and Goldenvoice. For more information, visit www.DoverMotorsports.com.