Miscellaneous Information


The Basics
Full name: Jeffrey Michael Gordon
Height: 5'7"
Weight: Approx 155 lbs.
Resides: Charlotte, N.C/New York City.
Birthdate: August 4, 1971
Marital status: Married to Ingrid Vandebosch
Children: Ella Sofia (6/20/2007) | Leo Benjamin (8/9/10)

-Jeff is the leader among active drivers with the most career victories (90).
-Jeff is NASCAR's all-time winningest driver in the modern era (post-1971).
-Jeff has four Sprint Cup titles (1995,1997,1998,2001).
-Three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1997,1999,2005)
-Five-time winner of the Brickyard 400 (1994, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2014)
-Jeff has a significant ownership interest in his #24 Chevrolet team as well as the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson. He also has a minority ownership interest in Hendrick Motorsports.
-Married Brooke Sealey in November 1994. The couple divorced in 2003.
-Remarried in 2006 to Ingrid Vandebosch. Ceremony was in Mexico.
-Loves watching sports on TV. He lists the San Francisco 49ers as his favorite team.
-Enjoys scuba diving and is an avid jet-skiier.
-Famous sports friends include golfer Tiger Woods, tennis player Andre Agassi, and former NBA star Charles Barkley.
-In January 2003, he became the first NASCAR driver to host "Saturday Night Live."
-He bought a Lear 35 airplane in the mid-90's. He traded the Lear for a Dassault Falcon. Unlike some other NASCAR drivers, he doesn't have a pilot's license.....yet!
-Tied a modern era record with 4 consecutive wins in the summer of 1998.
-Earns an estimated $20 million each year, regardless of how he does on the track.
-Recorded the largest payday in racing history (at the time) by winning $1.6 million at the 1998 Brickyard 400.
-Jeff has won at every NASCAR track he has raced on in the Cup series except for Homestead-Miami Speedway and Kentucky Speedway.
-Had a cameo appearance in the FOX TV movie "Steel Chariots" which aired in September 1997.
-Had a cameo appearance in "Looney Tunes: Back In Action" which appeared in theaters in the fall of 2003.
-Had a cameo appearance in "Herbie: Fully Loaded" which appeared in theaters in the summer of 2005.
-Had a cameo appearance in "Taxi" which appeared in theaters in the fall of 2005.
-He has raced the #24 DuPont Chevrolet throughout his Cup series career.
-Yes, he did race a Ford at one time. In fact, his Busch sponsor in 1991 was Carolina Ford Dealers.
-He drove a Pontiac in his first NASCAR race at Rockingham in 1990. He returned to drive a Pontiac (prototype) in the 2007 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
-Drives a hybrid Chevrolet Tahoe SUV away from the race track.
-Received the Silver Buffalo award (highest honor) from the Boy Scouts of America in 2009 for his work with children.

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