Above The Line
October 20 - - Jeff Gordon headed into the race at Talladega Superspeedway with an 18-point cushion to advance to the Eliminator Round
of the NASCAR Chase. After a 26th place finish, Gordon advanced to the next round by a mere 3 points. He was the final driver to transfer to the next round on points,
and edged his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne for the final spot. "I'm just mentally drained right now," Gordon said. "It's always tough racing here at Talladega
trying to put yourself in position to win. When you've got that much on the line and you know that your championship hopes are right there in that final moment,
it's nerve wracking. I'm proud of this team and the job they did. We had a great strategy. Unfortunately a caution hit us at the absolute worst time.
That put us behind. I'm just glad we made it. I can't wait for Martinsville, Texas, and Phoenix -- they're all great tracks for us. This team has done some amazing work this year. These next 3 are where we're really going to shine and show it."
Talladega Race Recap
JGCF RAFFLE - NOV 4: Jeff Gordon 1st win autographed pic, diecasts, t-shirts, posters, race programs + more. Tickets: $6/ea. All proceeds benefit the Jeff
Gordon Children's Foundation for pediatric cancer research.
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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: $84,423*
Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $14,145
Kick It for Children's Cancer: $11,000
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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1999- After a 7-year partnership where they captured 47 wins and 3 titles, Ray
Evernham stepped down as Jeff Gordon's crew chief.