CONCORD, N.C. – It has been 17 years since the NASCAR Cup Series raced at Michigan International Speedway on June 10 – and it was a day to remember for Hendrick Motorsports.
Jeff Gordon, who was recently elected into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019, found Victory Lane in the 2001 event, earning the organization its 100th Cup Series win.
Gordon started the race on the pole and led the 200-lap race seven different times for a total of 143 laps.
The driver was ahead for five laps before briefly losing the lead with two laps to go, but Gordon battled back and reclaimed his lead on the final lap en route to the organization’s historic 100th win.
The win also marked Gordon’s second of three career victories at the two-mile, D-shaped track.
Now, 17 years later, Hendrick Motorsports has its 150th and 200th wins under its belt, and is only one away from 250, currently sitting at 249.
The organization, which has compiled eight wins, 52 top-five finishes, 97 top-10s and 2,478 laps led at the Michigan track, will look to capture its 250th Cup Series victory this weekend.