INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 22: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 23, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Jeff Gordon gave away a Corvette to celebrate an impressive milestone

Jeff Gordon started the Jeff Gordon Foundation in 1999, and he has since helped open the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital in Concord, North Carolina.

This year, Gordon's foundation raised over $1 million during this season, which Gordon called a "milestone."

Gordon said the money raised plays a big role in pediatric cancer research, and his foundation was able to give away a Corvette through the money they raised this season.

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The impact Gordon and his foundation have made on families throughout the country has been extremely impressive. The fact that his foundation was able to raise over $1 million is an incredible accomplishment, and the money raised certainly goes to benefit a great cause.

Gordon established himself as one of the best drivers in the history of the sport during his career, but his contributions in philanthropy have exceeded what he accomplished as a driver.