NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon came out of retirement to substitute for Dale Earnhardt Jr (out injured) producing 3 interesting bits of trivia:
1. There has only been once race since 1979 without an Earnhardt or a Gordon competing.
2. Gordon is the only driver to have competed in all 23 NASCAR races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
3. If Earnhardt Jr’s absence continues, Jeff Gordon could start his 800th race, a NASCAR record and a stunning achievement in any form of motorsport.