Jeff Gordon has been around a long time, and this weekend proves it. Gordon is making his 700th consecutive start in NASCAR’s premier series on Saturday at Darlington for the Bojangles Southern 500.
This will be the first time the Gen 6 race car sees the 1.366 mile South Carolina track that many drivers dub, “The Lady in Black” and “To Tough to Tame.”
The new car adds a new twist to an old favorite.
The four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion comprehends the milestone, but does not focus on it. “I’ve been fortunate to race this long and have the type of career I’ve had,” said Gordon. “It’s really cool to see that this will be my 700th start, but it’s not something I really paid attention to. It’s hard to believe I’ve run that many – especially consecutively.”
Gordon a four-time champion has acquired 87 wins in 699 starts.