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Jeff Gordon Signs Autographs And Delivers Food To The Lord Cares While Visiting Darlington Raceway

Jeff Gordon Signs Autographs And Delivers Food To The Lord Cares While Visiting Darlington Raceway

by March 13, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

Darlington, S.C. – Jeff Gordon, a seven-time winner at Darlington Raceway visited the track “Too Tough To Tame” today for the raceway’s annual Bojangles’ Southern 500 Media Day.

Fans lined the entrance to the raceway’s ticket office for hours to purchase tickets and get an autograph from the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Jeff Gordon was at the raceway promoting the upcoming Bojangles’ Southern 500 and a special AARP Drive to End Hunger ticket package.

The package included a scanner and a Q&A session with Gordon in the driver’s tent prior to the start of the Bojangles’ Southern 500. Located in the Pearson Grandstand, the package was only $89, and $10 from every ticket purchased will be donated back to the AARP Foundation.

After talking with fans and handing out autographed commemorative tickets featuring all seven wins,  Clea Smith of nearby, Rockingham, N.C. was able to ride along with Jeff Gordon in the pace car after his name was selected from a drawing of all the fans who participated in the event.

Jeff Gordon also visited The Lord Cares, a local food bank in downtown Darlington to deliver boxes of non-perishable food items donated by track partner, Bojangles. The AARP Foundation donated $5,000 as well.

Tickets to this year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 and VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 weekend on April 11-12 are still available and can be purchased by calling 866-459-7223 or by visiting www.DarlingtonRaceway.com.

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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