NSCS: Gordon’s Children Named Grand Marshals of Food City 500 at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official track release — Bristol Motor Speedway photo —

The children of four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon have been named Grand Marshals for the April 19 Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Ella (age 7) and Leo (age 4) will give the command to start the 24th running of the Food City 500.

“Over the years, Jeff Gordon has been a true friend to Food City and our region.  He has been a loyal supporter of Food City Family Race Night and raised countless dollars in support of our local food banks through his partnership with AARP’s Drive to End Hunger,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.  “In appreciation for his many contributions to our company and our region; and to commemorate his final season competing for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, we couldn’t think of more befitting Grand Marshals for our Food City 500 than Jeff’s children.”

Gordon’s combined determination, hard work and decades of experience have achieved an unparalleled roster of victories, boasting 92 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories and third on the all-time wins and pole award lists.  Gordon is a three-time Daytona 500 winner, five-time Brickyard 400 winner, three-time champion of The Sprint All-Star Race and four-time Food City 500 winner — and the list goes on.

Food City is Bristol Motor Speedway’s longest running sponsor and the second longest in NASCAR motorsports. The Food City 500 gets underway at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, with live coverage on FOX.

CREDIT: Bristol Motor Speedway

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