CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Whenever Jeff Gordon requires the actual green flag pertaining to Sunday's race from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, he can set the mark as NASCAR's new Iron Man.
Gordon will possibly be generating his 789th consecutive start, passing Ricky Rudd for the record. Rudd, who as soon as employed duct tape to keep his swollen eyes open therefore he could drive, set the potential within 2002 when he snapped Terry Labonte's streak involving 655 consecutive races.
Although proud of his mark, Gordon easily admits Rudd and Labonte suffered through way more than he actually did.
''Those guys are usually means tougher as compared to me. I've in simply no way needed