CONCORD, N.C. – On Oct. 7, 2007, Jeff Gordon wrapped up a historic streak of success at Talladega Superspeedway for Hendrick Motorsports, leading the organization to its fourth consecutive win at the venue and earning a season sweep at the track.
The driver only led one lap after starting the day in 34th, but the one he led was the one that mattered.
Gordon took the lead on Lap 188 from teammate Jimmie Johnson, who led the previous five circuits, to capture his sixth career win at the 2.66-mile oval. Johnson finished right behind his teammate in second; one of four times Hendrick Motorsports has swept the top-two finishing positions at Talladega.
The victory also marked the organization’s 10th of 12 wins at Talladega, making the venue one of 13 tracks where it has double-digit wins.
Hendrick Motorsports’ 12 victories at the Alabama superspeedway is tied for the most all-time, and its 12 poles, 13 second-place finishes, 55 top-fives, 82 top-10s and 2,712 laps led leads all NASCAR Cup Series teams.
The organization will chase its 13th win at the track and look to become the sole leader in victories at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.