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.
The transformation of Chase Elliott, son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, is unfolding according to plan. At age 18, Chase's journey has been nothing short of ... well, awesome, writes Ed Hinton.