Jeff Gordons car sits under a rain hood as officials wait for a thunderstorm to pass to start preparations fot the NASCAR Nextel Cup Pepsi 400, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on July 3, 2004. (UPI Photo/Chad Cameron)
Jeff Gordon, right, shakes the hand of his crew chief Robby Loomis after winning the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana Sunday August 8, 2004. (UPI Photo/Mike Bryand)
Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR series champion waves to the crowd prior to his qualifying run for the 2005 UAW-Daimler Chrysler NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 11, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
Jeff Gordon (24) of team DuPont celebrates his first place victory in the The Advance Auto Parts 500, held at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA, on April 10, 2005. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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