CHARLOTTE, NC - Jeff Gordon raced at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the final time in this year's Bank of America 500, but fans in Charlotte still have an opportunity to celebrate Gordon's career in Charlotte.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is currently hosting '24: A Tribute To Jeff Gordon," an exhibit featuring nine cars from different stage's of the driver's career.
"A lot of museums celebrate the past and focus on that," said Kevin Schleiser, director of exhibits at the Hall. "Here at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, we can really do something to celebrate what's going on right now, and obviously Jeff Gordon retiring is a big part of the season.
A giant number twenty-four sits at the entrance to the exhibit. Right behind it, fans have the chance to share a message with their hero.
"We're inviting guests to write down some of their favorite memories of Jeff Gordon on a little slip of paper and then tuck it into part of the exhibit," Schleiser said. "We're going to collect all of those and give those back to Jeff."
Gordon still has a few races left in his NASCAR career, and he's still in the running for a Sprint Cup title. If that happens, the staff is prepared to make some changes to the exhibit.
"If Jeff Gordon takes it home in Miami and wins that race and wins the championship, I will make as much room as we need to get that car in this building as soon as we can," said Schleiser.