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February 5, 2009
No. 24 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports
DRIVER: Jeff Gordon
BORN: August 4, 1971
HOMETOWN: Pittsboro, Ind.
CREW CHIEF: Steve Letarte
NOTES: Coming off first winless year since rookie season in 1993, four-time Cup champion has plenty of questions to answer. Last season would have been a great season for a lot of teams as Gordon finished seventh in the points with four poles, 13 top-fives and 19 top-10s. Crew chief Letarte was the subject of criticism by some, but his driver remained supportive and insists the team can contend for a title in 2009 as it stands.