Gordon presented with Myers Brothers Award

During the NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) Myers Brothers Luncheon in Las Vegas on Thursday, four-time champion driver Jeff Gordon was honored with the 2012 NMPA Myers Brothers Award.

“Jeff Gordon is an ambassador for NASCAR,” NMPA President Rea White said. “He has not only brought excitement to the sport on the track, but has brought awareness and aid to the children who most need it. He is truly a champion in every respect.”

The Myers Brothers Award is named after Billy and Bobby Myers, former racers, and has been awarded annually since 1958. Each year’s award recipient is voted on by members of NMPA and is presented to an individual or group that has made significant contributions to stock car racing.

Gordon, who began his career with the last race of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway in November 1992, has 87-career Cup wins. His four series championships came in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001.

Away from the track, Gordon dedicates himself to helping the fight against childhood cancer. He founded the Jeff Gordon Foundation in 1999, and through his foundation, he supposrts the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, N.C., and has assisted with the fight against childhood cancer in Africa.

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