Off And Running In The Chase
September 13 - - Brad Keselowski began the Chase for the Championship the same way he closed the regular season with a visit to Victory Lane.
Keselowski took the lead of the Myafibstory 400 in the late going after Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson battled for the lead.
It was Keselowski's 15th career win and it moved him into the next round of the Chase. Jeff Gordon posted a runner-up finish after leading in the mid-stages.
Gordon ran in the top-4 for the balance of the day. A late race restart allowed him to pass Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson for a runner-up finish.
"I was having a pretty good time watching Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick go at it in front of me," Gordon said. "I didn't know what was going to happen. I thought for sure there was
going to be a wreck. But that's just two guys that are wheeling it. I'm really proud of Kyle Larson. Man, what a great effort; such a young talent. I really wanted to see him
win that race because I like him, but I didn't want to see those other guys win it either. But we had a couple restarts and this car was really solid. The whole team effort
was extremely solid. And that's a great way to get started, especially with restarts like that to come out second."
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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,
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: $74,481*
Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $13,203
Kick It for Children's Cancer: $2,000
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
Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $1,752
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1994- Jeff Gordon takes the lead from Ernie Irvan in the late stages and wins the inaugural Brickyard 400.