Jeff Gordon has received just about every honor and award imaginable throughout his racing career, and the NASCAR legend can add another honor to his list of accomplishments.
Gordon will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame on March 13, and he will be a member of the 30th induction class. The ceremony will be held at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The Motorsports Hall of Fame includes stock cars drivers, and it also includes racers in motorcycles, off-road vehicles, powerboats and airplanes.
Gordon is being inducted alongside the late billionaire aviation pioneer Howard Hughes, John Buttera, Carl G. Fisher, Fred Merkel, U.E. Patrick and Bob Tullius.
Gordon is being inducted for his four championships and his legendary career in NASCAR, according to NBC Sports.
“Jeff Gordon changed the face of NASCAR when he entered the sport in the 1990s. The Vallejo, California, native is third all-time in NASCAR Cup Series wins (93) behind Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105). Gordon is fourth all-time in Cup titles with four (1995, ‘97, ‘98, 2001), behind seven-time champions Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson. Gordon won three Daytona 500 (1997, ‘99, 2005), five Brickyard 400s and six Southern 500.
“He also set an “Iron Man” record with 797 consecutive starts. Gordon began racing quarter midgets at the age of 5 and by age 6 had won 35 main events. He was 1990 USAC National Midget Series champion, 1991 USAC Silver Crown champ and Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year. He was the Cup Rookie of the Year in 1993. Gordon was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998 and inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2009.”
Gordon is one of the best drivers in NASCAR history, and this honor is well deserved.