Biography

California native Jeff Gordon started racing go-carts when he was just a kid, but by 1992, the 20-year-old had already snagged a few races in NASCAR's Busch Series. He won his first NASCAR Championship in 1995, quickly becoming one of the most famous and successful NASCAR racers in history. Before long, he became the youngest driver in Winston Cup history to achieve 50 career wins. His celebrity skyrocketed along with his success, leading not only to People magazine naming him one of its "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1997, but also to appearances on everything from Saturday Night Live to Herbie: Fully Loaded. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi