Inaugural Brickyard 400-winning No. 24 Chevrolet on tour
By Gray Caldwell
CONCORD, N.C.— The inaugural running of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a momentous occasion in NASCAR history.
It was perhaps just as big in Jeff Gordon's career.
The then-23-year-old driver took home the win in his adopted home state in the No. 24 Chevrolet.
This week, that winning race car is making the rounds throughout Indianapolis.
It will give the hometown fans—and those making the trek to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for next weekend's race—a chance to reminisce about the 20th anniversary of Gordon's win.
Gordon acknowledged that his fans in that state seem to bring a little extra to the No. 24 team.
"It's amazing how the Indiana fans have treated me over the years," Gordon said on a conference call. "When I go to Indianapolis, I get obviously a bigger round of applause. It's louder there than it is anywhere else that we go, and that speaks volumes about my connection with Indiana and the way the fans treat me there. It's unlike any other place that I go, and I love it."
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