Reversal of Fortune
August 24 - - Jeff Gordon's night at Bristol Motor Speedway was an exercise in frustration as he posted a 16th place finish. Gordon struggled with the handling in the mid-stages and his problems were exacerbated by a pit road mistake. Gordon was running in the top-10 when he came to pit road for a stop on lap 170. However, he overshot the pit box and restarted in 20th place. He never ran higher than 12th place for the rest of the night. The 16th place finish at Bristol was Gordon's lowest short track finish in the last 9 races. Nevertheless, he remained the NASCAR series points leader (+27) with two races remaining before the Chase begins. The other three times he finished below 15th in 2014, he won the following race. "I'm kind of glad this track is not in the Chase because it was tricky," Gordon said. "It was just really challenging. I would hit one good lap and I couldn't do it for the next 10 laps. Then I would hit another good lap and just the way the rubber was building up in that outside groove it was really challenging. The conditions were a lot different than in practice. Looking back on it I wish I would have worked on a couple of more things in practice and been better tonight."

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    3M For 3 Years
    August 12 - - 3M will serve as primary sponsor on the #24 Sprint Cup series car for 11 races per season in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The addition of 3M completes Jeff Gordon's primary sponsor lineup for next season. The AARP Foundation will serve as primary sponsor in 13 races, 3M will have 11 races, and Axalta Coatings will have 10 races. Pepsi (2) and Panasonic (2) round out the lineup. The addition of another primary sponsor became necessary when the AARP Foundation scaled back its involvement from 23 events this year to 13 events in 2015. "With this deal, we align with champion driver Jeff Gordon and an organization at the top of its game in Hendrick Motorsports," said Jesse Singh, senior vice president, 3M Global Sales and Marketing.

    Fight On Against Pediatric Cancer
    As you may know, I didn't start a website about Jeff Gordon with the intention of raising money to fight pediatric cancer. In 2011, Jackson Panzarello forever altered the course of my life. Jackson's battle against cancer sparked my efforts to give more children a fighting chance against the disease. I have many teammates who open their hearts and wallets every time I have a pediatric cancer fundraising event. Whether you've donated $5, $500, or $5,000, your continued support means to the world to me. My fundraising efforts are directly tied to the power of teamwork. It is truly, as the inscription at Hendrick Motorsports reads, "the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results." Please consider a donation and join our team in the fight against pediatric cancer.

    Essay: "False Echoes" - On life, loss, and the everlasting impact of Jackson Panzarello

    Essay: Childhood Cancer Action Day

    Oct 24-28, 2013: A long weekend in Southern California in honor of the inspiration who put me on this incredible path to make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. It was humbling to read the piece on USC's website about my pediatric cancer fundraising efforts in honor of Jackson Panzarello to support The Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, Kick-It, and CureSearch.
    Read: "Fighting On for Jackson"

    Homecoming Game: Trip to Charlotte on Sept 11 for a Kick It event with my amazing teammates in our mutual fight to end childhood cancer.
    PIC: 'The Boys In The Band'

    JGCF Annual Report - Honored to be featured in The Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation Annual Report (p.15 of PDF, p.27 of report)

    Making A Difference
    Pediatric cancer fundraising total: $72,481*

    Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $13,203
    Kick It for Children's Cancer: $0
    St. Baldrick's Foundation: $150

    Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $20,300
    Kick It for Children's Cancer: $5,140
    St. Baldrick's Foundation: $159
    Marnie Jude Foundation: $32

    Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $12,681
    Kick It for Children's Cancer: $12,608
    CureSearch: $737

    Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $1,752
    CureSearch: $5,719

    *Since 2011

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    August 30
    Final practice
    August 31
    September 5

    Starts 24
    Poles 2
    Wins 3
    Top-5 8
    Top-10 16
    DNF's 0

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    Track Finish
    Brickyard 1
    Pocono 6
    W.Glen 34
    Michigan 1
    Bristol 16

    1994- Jeff Gordon takes the lead from Ernie Irvan in the late stages and wins the inaugural Brickyard 400.
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