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Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 National Guard GED Plus Chevrolet, celebrates Sunday in Texas Motor Speedway Victory Lane after snapping his 47-race winless streak with his first victory at the Great American Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports Celebrates 25 Years in Racing
Hendrick Motorsports drivers Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. drive 25th anniversary commemorative cars in practice for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Team 48 Sprint All-Star Race Preview
Lowe’s Motor Speedway – All-Star Events
In seven All-Star Race starts, Johnson has collected six top-five finishes, including two victories (2003, 2006).
NEWS & NOTES
Ø Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus and special Lowe’s representatives will announce Memorial Day plans, Friday, May 15 at 4 p.m. at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media center auditorium.
Ø In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, LowesRacing.com is offering fans the opportunity to thank the military members who mean the most to them. Fans can submit photographs and stories of themselves, friends or family serving our country on the site. Visit lowesracing.com now through June 1 to submit pictures and stories (150 words maximum).
JIMMIE JOHNSON QUOTES:
WOULD YOU HAVE MORE DRIVERS OR FEWER DRIVERS IN THE ALL-STAR RACE? "It's an all-star event so in my opinion you need to do something exceptional to get into it. I think our system now works. There's a high car count so that's exciting. But in my opinion, it's a little forgiving. I think that you've got to make it special and unique. We have fan votes, which is a good thing; we need to have the fans involved. But it is pretty forgiving on how people are able to get into the show."
WHAT IS THE NO. 48 TEAM DOING SPECIFICALLY TO PREPARE FOR THE PIT CREW COMPETITION, AND HOW INVOLVED YOU ARE IN THAT, AND DO YOU VIEW THAT AS A TEAM BUILDING OPPORTUNITY ? "It's definitely a team-building opportunity. The guys have been working real hard on the techniques needed for that particular event, which is unlike a normal pit stop as we all know. So they're trying to figure out exactly how to shave time and the steps and techniques; the way they push the car and the points and how they push the car across the finish line, I guess, in that respect. They're working hard on it. I certainly hope our guys can come through and win the thing. I'm usually not involved with the pit stop stuff, so I haven't been there first-hand to see it. But I know the work that goes into it and I hear the guys talking about it at the track and stuff."
SPRINT CUP SERIES CAREER NOTES
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