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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.
He was the "Wonder Boy" who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song.
Gordon won all the big races, collected four championships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday.