CONCORD, N.C. – When it comes to wins, Jeff Gordon owns a couple of records at road course race tracks.
During an over two-decade long career, the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inductee won nine road course race events, leading all NASCAR Cup Series drivers. Five of Gordon's wins came at Sonoma Raceway, a venue close to his hometown of Vallejo, California, which also leads all drivers all-time.
Gordon's first two victories at the track came in 1998 and 1999, starting both events on the pole to capture back-to-back wins at the 1.99-mile road course.
Though he didn't start the June, 25, 2000, event on the pole, the driver battled his way to the top and was leading by Lap 46 after rolling off the grid in fifth.
Gordon went on to lead three different times for a total of 43 laps, including the final 27 on the way to Victory Lane and a three-peat at the California venue.
In 2004 and 2006, Gordon added on two more wins to bring his win total at Sonoma up to five. His five runner-up finishes, 14 top-five finishes, 18 top-10s, 457 laps led and 8.3 average finish at Sonoma Raceway are also all-time records.