As of July 2007, Jeff has never missed a race during his entire Nextel Cup career.
Jeff was the second most popular driver in 2006, behind Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jeff's favorite races are the road courses. He desribes them as fun. From 1997 to 2000 he won six straight road course races. He has a total of nine road course victories as of the 2006 season.
Jeff was the first Nascar driver ever to host Saturday Night Live. He hosted in January of 2003.
Jeff married model Ingrid Vandebosch in a private ceremony in Mexico on November 7, 2006. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, Ella Sofia Gordon, Wednesday, June 20, 2007 in New York. And they welcomed their second child , a son, Leo Benjamin Gordon , Monday , August 9 , 2010 in North Carolina.
Jeff is a four-time Winston No Bull 5 winner.
Jeff won the 1997 Winston Million.
In 1998, he was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers.
Jeff is 5 feet, 7 inches tall.
In 2001, he became the first NASCAR driver to eclipse $10 million in season earnings.
Jeff has the same birthday as fellow NASCAR champion Kurt Busch.
He set a NASCAR record by winning 11 poles in one season.
In 1989, he was won USAC Midget Car Racing Rookie of the Year.
His first race was the Hooters 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992.
In 1994, Jeff won his first Brickyard 400. He has won the Brickyard 400 a total of four times. (1994, 1998, 2001, 2004)
In 1994, he won his first career race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, the Coca Cola 600.
Jeff's first NASCAR Winston Cup Series race was also the final race for Richard Petty.
At the age of 20, he became the youngest driver to win the USAC Silver Crown.
At the age of five, his family moved to Pittsboro, Indiana.
In 1992, Jeff started only one race.
Jeff married Brooke Sealey in 1994. In 2003, they had a very nasty public divorce. In the divorce Brooke wanted use of the couple's oceanfront home, alimony, two cars and periodic use of their boats and an airplane. She also wanted Jeff to be responsible for the salaries of their housekeepers, maintenance workers and chef.
He drives the # 24 DuPont Chevy for Hendrick Motorsports.
Jeff is a three time Daytona 500 winner. He won in 1997, 1999, and 2005.
Jeff Gordon: I want to race as long as I'm having fun, it's competitive and healthy, and who knows when that, you know, date comes when that's not happening anymore.
Jeff Gordon (On what he would be doing if he weren't racing): Be in a lot of trouble. You know, I guess because I've dedicated my life to racing, that I really don't know much else. I mean, I possibly would have gone to college when I graduated from high school if racing hadn't worked out, but I mean, I've gotten so many interests now. I mean, I'm involved with the business of racing now, and part owner in a race team and so now my interests, if I wasn't driving, you know, I have a lot of opportunities because of racing, but had I not raced after high school I probably would have just furthered my education and gotten involved with the business my parents were in.
Jeff Gordon: I think fear is what keeps us from going over the edge. I mean, as a race car driver, I don't think what makes a good race car driver is a fearless person. I think it's somebody that is comfortable being behind the wheel of something that's somewhat out of control. And we get, you know, paid to put it on the edge at all times and try to make our car go faster than everybody else out there. And I think if you don't have fear, you'll never know where that edge really is.
Jeff: I don't feel I'm a step above anyone on this team. I'm just another link in the chain.
Jeff: So much of my life is spent just focused on driving race cars.