Jeff Gordon labels the biggest win of his NASCAR career as a ‘Horsepower Battle’

Jeff Gordon is currently serving as the vice chairman of Hendrick Motorsports.


Jeff Gordon labels the biggest win of his NASCAR career as a ‘Horsepower Battle’

Jeff Gordon (Via IMAGO)

Jeff Gordon is one of the most iconic faces of NASCAR. Being a four-time Cup Series champion and three-time Daytona 500 winner, Gordon etched his name as one of the all-time greats. Gordon recently looked back on his highly illustrious career as he revealed one victory, out of his 98 throughout his career, which he treasures to date.

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The victory came to him at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Brickyard 400 in 1994. Gordon reflected on the constant to-and-fro battle between him and Ernie Ivan. Gordon called the clash a ‘Horsepower Battle’ as both the drivers were engaged in a fierce one-to-one fight. After this inaugural race, Gordon became the most successful driver on the track, with five wins and three pole positions.

“I think back to the Brickyard 400 in 1994, which still to this day is probably the biggest win of my career. He’d [Ivan] get ahead of me and I’d get a run and use that power down the straightaway to draft up behind him, go by him and lead for a couple of laps,” Gordon said in an exclusive interview with the Charlotte Observer.

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Kyle Petty compares William Byron to Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon and William Byron
Jeff Gordon and William Byron (Credits: Essentially Sports)

William Byron has had a spectacular season this year in the Cup Series. With five wins, he is currently at the top of the NASCAR standings. He drives the #24 Chevrolet Camaro for Hendrick Motorsports, inherited from the legend Jeff Gordon himself. As the pressure is immensely high, Kyle Petty recently compared 25-year-old Byron to the NASCAR legend.

Petty praised Byron’s season as he claimed he could grab as many as ten victories this season, like Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick,  if he and his team continue at their current pace. Petty also said that Byron is mentally at the top of his game owing to his iRacing experience.

“He could have that Kevin Harvick, that Jeff Gordon-type season…they’re that type of team… I do believe that with all that iRacing experience, with all the experience in the Late Models and everything else that he’s done, he’s finally catching up to it in between his ears. Mentally he is there, mentally he is on the top of his game,” claimed Petty.

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