Atlanta Motor Speedway

Gordon Wins No. 85

Jeff Gordon wins Atlanta, pulls into third on the all-time NASCAR wins list

by Matt Taliaferro

It’s been almost 19 years since a 20-year-old Jeff Gordon made his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start. The day was November 15, 1992; the race the Hooter’s 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. And it would go down as the most notable of the sport’s modern era.

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<p> Jeff Gordon won a thrilling battle against teammate Jimmie Johnson at Atlanta to score his 85th career Cup victory.</p>