Jeff Gordon Named Grand Marshal Of USAC .25 Opener

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Jeff Gordon (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will serve as the¬†Grand Marshal for the USAC .25 Midget Series opener on Feb. 8-11 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

Gordon, who is currently a FOX Sports broadcast analyst, began his racing career in a quarter midget. At the age of six, Gordon won 35 main events and set five track records. Before he earned 93 wins in NASCAR’s top division, he claimed the 1990 USAC National Midget Series Championship, followed by the 1991 USAC Silver Crown Series title.

“I grew up racing quarter midgets all over California since age five,” said Gordon, a three-time Daytona 500 winner. “What an incredible opportunity these young racers in the USAC .25 Series have; to race inside Daytona International Speedway where most of the greats have all raced at some point. I’m looking forward to seeing some of these kids in action on Saturday afternoon.”

In addition, Orlando Longwood Auto Auction will serve as title sponsor of the event.

OLAA is an Independent Dealers only auction and a member of the National Auto Auctions Ass’n. OLAA is located in Longwood, Fla., with related auction dealer sites located throughout the Southeast.

This will be the first time the USAC .25¬†Midget Series has raced at Daytona Int’l Speedway. A one-twentieth-mile tri-oval race track will be constructed on a paved section of the facility.