Jeff Gordon won his first Brickyard 400 in 1994. Twenty years later, he returned to Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the fifth time. The four-time Cup champ now has high hopes for a fifth, Ed Hinton writes.
Richard Childress -- then a hardscrabble owner/driver in NASCAR -- got his first look at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 35 years ago and said, "We could do it." And that's where it really started, writes Ed Hinton.
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