If you see inappropriate comments, then please report them by clicking the report abuse link aside the comment. Please do not post inappropriate comments, this is a friendly forum for fans.1995, 1997, 1998, 2001 Winston Cup Series Champion 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona overall winner 1991 USAC Silver Crown Series Champion 1990 USAC National Midget Series Champion 1997, 1999, 2005 Daytona 500 Winner 1994, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2014 Brickyard 400 Winner 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2007 Southern 500 Winner 1994, 1997, 1998 Coca-Cola 600 Winner 1995, 1997, 2001 Sprint All-Star Race Winner 1994, 1997 Advance Auto Parts Clash Winner1993 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year 1991 Busch Series Rookie of the Year 2009 National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductee 2009 Silver Buffalo Award recipient 2012 Heisman Humanitarian Award recipient Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998) See other awards and honors below (born August 4, 1971) is an American former professional stock car racing driver and currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons between 19, and served as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in select races during the 2016 season.Gordon started his professional racing career in the Busch Series with Hugh Connerty Racing, followed by Bill Davis Racing, winning three races, and began racing full-time in the Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports in 1993.Fifty five years ago in 1959, Bill France's dream came true as the Daytona Speedway was completed and the doors were opened for practice and qualifying for the inaugural Daytona 500.
He currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife, Ingrid Vandebosch and their two children Ella Sofia and Leo Benjamin.
The truth is he was sometimes both at the same time.
He scoured the NASCAR rule book for gray areas to exploit.
He lived on what he earned on the track, and that made him an aggressive driver, so much that it frustrated the men who ran NASCAR.
In 1957, NASCAR, fed up with Lee’s rough driving, sent him a letter, a copy of which is on display at the NASCAR Hall of Fame: “We have received a great many complaints this season about rough driving on your part, and they are now piling in so fast and from so many different directions that it is going to be necessary for someone to put the ‘eye’ on you for the next several race meets.” He spent a year in jail for having an illegal still. And as an owner, he was either a master innovator or a first-rate cheat, depending on whether you liked his drivers or not.