Jeff Gordon is an iconic personality in the universe of NASCAR. He was born on August 4, 1971 in Vallejo, California. Gordon began competitive auto racing at the early age of five. His popularity grew as he continuously superseded his own records and those of other top racers. Gordon announced in 2015 that he was stepping down as a full-time driver after a career that was dotted with victories. Early Life Gordon’s parents, Will and Carol were separated soon after his birth. Carol soon started dating a co-worker, John Bickford who encouraged Gordon’s interests in auto-racing. At the age of four, Gordon’s step-father, John Bickford gave him a BMX racing bike which he began riding at that age. A year later, Gordon rode a quarter ...Read More »
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