Jeff Gordon is an American NASCAR driver. His net worth is around $200 million.
Jeff Gordon was born on 4 August, 1971 in Vallejo, California. Since he was a child, he had an interest in racing and took part in competitive Quarter Midgets racing at the age of five. By the time he was 6, he won almost 35 main events and made 5 track records. When he was 10 years old, he won 51 Quarter Midgets races and by the age of 11, Gordon won all the 25 karting races. In 1989, he was named UASC Midget Car Racing Rookie of the Year. By that time, he already won three short track races.
In 1990, Gordon got himself a sponsor to compete in NASCAR. In his first race, Busch Series, in October, 1990, he came 39th in the race. However, in 1991 and 1992, he became a full time Busch Series driver and his sponsors were Carolina Ford Dealers in 1991 and Baby Ruth in 1992. He won Rookie of the Year as Busch driver in 1991. In 1992, he made a record by capturing 11 poles in one season. Gordon’s career is full of thrill, amazing wins and achievements. Let’s take a look at some of his achievements.
- 4 times Winston Cup Series Champion in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001.
- 3 times Daytona 500 winner in 1997, 1999 and 2005.
- 5 times Brickyard 400 Winner in 1994,1998,2001,2004 and 2014.
- 3 times Coca Cola 600 Winner in 1994, 1997, and 1998.
- Won Silver Buffalo Award in 2009.
- Was a National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductee in 2009.
- In 1998, Gordon was named as One of NASCAR’s Greatest Drivers
His NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career comprise on 93 wins, and 81 poles. Gordon recently won 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500.
Gordon had many sponsorships since the start of his career. He signed a long term contract with Pepsi in 2007, which is still active. In 2006, he acquired another sponsor named Nicorette. In 2009, he replaced Nicorette sponsorship with National Guard sponsorship. Gordon also carried many, one race sponsors, including Superman theme 2006, and Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen.