CONCORD, N.C. – Between the All-Star Race and the 600, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have both dominated the back-to-back race weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Together, the tandem has picked up seven All-Star Race wins and seven victories in the 600-mile race at Charlotte.
Only seven drivers have swept the All-Star Race and 600-mile race the very next weekend – and both Gordon and Johnson are members of that prestigious group.
Gordon first achieved the milestone in 1997, leading the final nine circuits of the 70-lap All-Star Race to capture his second of three career All-Star Race victories.
The driver came back to Charlotte Motor Speedway the following weekend with momentum and led 44 laps of the rain-shortened, 333-lap event to complete the sweep.
Fast-forward to 2003 and it was Johnson’s time to join his teammate in the history books.
The driver took the lead from teammate Gordon on Lap 75 and led the final 16 circuits to take home his first career All-Star win.
Johnson returned to the Concord, North Carolina, venue the next weekend and led all but one of the final 35 laps of the rain-shortened, 276-lap event to wrap up the historic sweep.
Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports teammates will look to build on their success during the back-to-back race weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway starting this weekend with the All-Star Race – an event in which they’ve had 20 drivers compete for a total of 105 starts and earned eight wins, 37 top-five finishes, 58 top-10s and 711 laps led – all of which are NASCAR Cup Series records.