In his final start at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon finally earned the coveted pole position. Gordon also sat on the pole for the season’s first race, the Daytona 500. The four-time Series champion is stepping away from full time racing following the 2015 season, but not before he reaches more milestones in his Hall of Fame racing career.
Gordon has won 79 poles in his career and now there are only two active tracks, Kentucky and Kansas, in which he hasn’t started first. In the final round of qualifying for Sunday’s race, Gordon registered a lap speed of 194.679 in his Chevrolet and pumped his fist. “I knew that if we were going to win the pole, you have to be fully committed and just go for it,” he said. “I drove it down in there and I may have come off it a tiny bit, but it wasn’t much at all. And it stuck so good. That was fun.”
Hendricks Motorsports-powered cars landed seven drivers in the Top 12 for Sunday’s race. Daytona 500 champ Joey Logano qualified second followed by Kasey Khane, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kyle Larson rounding out the top five.
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