Jeff Gordon, California 500, Fontana, California, June 22, 1997

Summary

Jeff Gordon debuted in NASCAR's top-level Cup Series in 1992, earning Rookie of the Year honors for his first season. Gordon won his first Cup Series championship in 1995. He earned three more championships -- in 1997, 1998 and 2001 -- before stepping back from his full-time driving career after 2015. Gordon was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019.

Jeff Gordon debuted in NASCAR's top-level Cup Series in 1992, earning Rookie of the Year honors for his first season. Gordon won his first Cup Series championship in 1995. He earned three more championships -- in 1997, 1998 and 2001 -- before stepping back from his full-time driving career after 2015. Gordon was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019.

Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Subject Date

June 22, 1997

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.125.19

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Material

Film Phototransparency

Technique

Photographic processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Width: 2 in

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