By AMANDA VINCENT
Pittsboro, Ind., and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are joining forces to honor four-time NASCAR Cup champion Jeff Gordon on Thursday in Pittsboro.
Pittsboro has proclamed July 9 as “Jeff Gordon Day.” The city, along with IMS, will hold a parade on Main St. at noon ET. Fans are encouraged to line the parade route.
There will be a special presentation at Scamahorn Park at 12:30 p.m. According to a press release from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Gordon-themed merchandise will also be available.
Gordon is a five-time winner of the Brickyard 400, held yearly at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was honored by IMS in May with the opportunity to drive the pace car prior to the start of the 2015 Indianapolis 500.
Gordon and his family moved from Vallejo, Calif., to Pittsboro when Gordon was 14 with hopes of advancing his racing career. Gordon announced prior to the start of the 2015 season that this year would be his last as a full-time driver at the Sprint Cup level.
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