He’s no longer the Wonder Boy and he hasn’t won a Cup title since 2001, but Jeff Gordon already has one victory to his credit this season. Off the track, Gordon recently launched a campaign to fight pertussis (whooping cough). He talked with Sporting News about that effort and also squeezed in a little racing.
Sporting News: If 40-year-old Jeff Gordon could talk to 20-year-old Jeff Gordon, what would you tell him?
Jeff Gordon: I probably would figure out how to keep Ray Evernham as my crew chief a little bit longer. We made a great team. I think we moved on fairly quickly through a year and a half of a rough patch. That’s just part of the sport. He had a great opportunity, I had a great opportunity, we went our separate ways, and it all worked out fine. But I think we would’ve won more championships had we stayed together.
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