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Cut Down In Atlanta
September 1 - - Kasey Kahne punched his ticket for the NASCAR Chase with a victory under the lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kahne took the race lead from Matt Kenseth on the final restart with 2 laps to go and pulled away for his first win of the season. It was the 5th time that all 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers scored a victory in the same season. Kahne's teammate Jeff Gordon had one of the fastest cars, but suffered misfortune on lap 77 when he cut a tire and hit the wall. Gordon was running running solidly in 2nd place behind Kevin Harvick when he cut a tire. Gordon lost 2 laps and spent the remainder of the night passing cars despite being laps down. Gordon was able to get back on the lead lap in the closing stages due to cautions and finished 17th. It was Gordon's 3rd finish below 15th place in the last 4 races. Gordon remains the series points leader (+21), with a reset coming following the race in Richmond on Saturday night.

2014 Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation diecast- Designed by 15-year-old pediatric cancer survivor Parker Fritsch.

Atlanta Race Recap

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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*

    2014
    Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $13,203
    Kick It for Children's Cancer: $0
    St. Baldrick's Foundation: $150

    2013
    Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $20,300
    Kick It for Children's Cancer: $5,140
    St. Baldrick's Foundation: $159
    Marnie Jude Foundation: $32

    2012
    Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $12,681
    Kick It for Children's Cancer: $12,608
    CureSearch: $737

    2011
    Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation: $1,752
    CureSearch: $5,719

    *Since 2011


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    Calendar
    September 5
    Qualifying
    September 6
    Richmond
    September 7
    Kick It w Mini

    Starts 25
    Poles 2
    Wins 3
    Top-5 8
    Top-10 16
    DNF's 0

     5-Race Snapshot 
    Track Finish
    Pocono 6
    W.Glen 34
    Michigan 1
    Bristol 16
    Atlanta 17


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