North Carolina Names Stretch Of Road After Jeff Gordon

Saturday October 22nd, 2011

In honor of NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon’s 85th career victory, North Carolina has agreed to re-name a stretch of I-85 the “Jeff Gordon Expressway,” according to Business Insider.

The 1.6 mile stretch will be in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, an area just outside the Charlotte city limits. NASCAR originally proposed the idea to the county in light of his recent victory milestone as well as his notable charitable work, and the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners have reportedly agreed.

Gordon will join fellow racers Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Junior Johnson who have also had roads named after them in the area. The 40-year-olds 85th victory came this September when he won the AdvoCare500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia.

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