#NHMS25 Anniversary Throwback Thursday Feature
|Jeff Gordon used wins at NHMS to help win|
Cup championships in 1995, 1997 and 1998.
Jeff Gordon broke the news on Thursday that NASCAR fans had begun fearing they might hear sooner than later: the upcoming season will be his final competing as a full-time driver for a Cup championship.
The news hits home at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, because our Cup races have been synonymous with Gordon's presence. He broke into the Cup Series as a rookie in 1993, the same year that NHMS hosted its first Cup race.
By the end of 2013, he was one of only four drivers to have started every Cup race at NHMS, and by last September's SYLVANIA 300, he was the only one to hold such a distinction. Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek fell off the pace when they missed July's Camping World RV Sales 301, and Jeff Burton ceded the accolade to Gordon when he didn't race in September.
Gordon is a four-time Cup champion, and NHMS has played a significant role in his success. All three of his wins at the Magic Mile came in championship seasons.