Jeff Gordon honored with Monster Monument

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Jeff Gordon’s Dover career will be honored with a marquee plaque on the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza on Saturday, May 5.

Gordon becomes part a select group of drivers honored with a marquee plaque, joining Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and David Pearson.

With five Dover wins, the last of which came in September 2014, Gordon is tied with Pearson for four on the all-time winners list on the 1-mile concrete oval. Jimmie Johnson tops the list with 11 wins. Petty and Allison have seven wins apiece.

“Jeff provided millions of NASCAR fans, both at Dover and across the country, with plenty of thrills and excitement during his incredible career,” Dover Motorsports President Mike Tatoian said in a press release. “Only the best drivers in the sport have their names on the Monster Monument, and only the best of the best receive the honor of a marquee plaque. Jeff has certainly earned his place among that accomplished group.”

The unveiling of the plaque is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on May 5. Fans are welcome to attend.