| ||BURBANK, Calif., February 24, 1998 -- "Jeff Gordon wins!" It was a refrain
heard 10 exciting times in the dramatic 1997 NASCAR season that culminated
in two of motorsports' greatest prizes for Jeff Gordon: The Winston
Million and the NASCAR Championship. NASCAR fans can now relive every
heart-pumping, poignant moment in ESPN Video's One in a Million: Jeff Gordon's 1997 Championship Season debuting on home video March 3, 1998.
The thrilling recap of Gordon's extraordinary season is part of the initial
motorsports product line from ESPN Video, which carries the exclusive
rights to distribute officially-licensed NASCAR (National Association of
Stock Car Automobile Racing) and CART (Championship Auto Racing Teams)
Also available from ESPN Video are the following titles in the ESPN Nascar
Driver series: NASCAR 1997 Year in Review, Darrell Waltrip - Quicksilver;
Terry Labonte - Turning Iron Into Gold and Rusty Wallace - In The Driver's
Seat. All of these titles, including One in a Million: Jeff Gordon's 1997 Championship Season, are priced at a collectable $14.99 (S.R.P.), and are
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"This is the kind of season you dream about."-- Jeff Gordon. One in a Million: Jeff Gordon's 1997 Championship Season features exclusive
behind-the-scenes interviews with Gordon, his family and friends.
Reflecting on what the 26-year-old, two-time NASCAR Champion calls his
"incredible season," Gordon takes the viewer back through the highlights
and challenges he faced before finally capturing the driver's points
championship in the closest three-way battle in modern NASCAR history.
Laden with emotion, the video opens as Jeff and his "Rainbow Warrior"
teammates learn that their owner, Rick Hendrick, has been diagnosed with
leukemia. "We're going to do it for Rick," they vow, and before the day is
out, they have begun to fulfill the promise, with Gordon moving up from
31st place to become the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500.
The exciting One in a Million: Jeff Gordon's 1997 Championship Season video
chronicles such highlights as:|
The cost of the tape is $14.99 plus shipping and handling. To order it, call 1-800-717-ESPN.
- Coming-from-behind victory at Rockingham over Dale Jarrett after Jarrett
had led for 300 laps.
- Passing Rusty Wallace on the final lap at Bristol after a 50-lap game of
"cat and mouse."
- Taking a 360-degree spin at Martinsville before straightening out and
going on to win.
- Starting at the back of the pack in the night race at Charlotte and
working his way to the victory lane.
- Taking advantage of a rain delay in the Coca Cola 600 to capture his
second straight win.
- Overcoming an unscheduled pit stop to recover the lead, become the first
to win back-to-back Pocono 500s and end up in a dead-heat for the points
- Claiming his first road course victory at Watkins Glen.
- Inaugurating the California Speedway with a daring decision to forgo a
fueling pit stop, literally coasting into the victory circle on fumes.
- Dueling Bill Elliott (the only other driver to win the Winston Million),
Jeff Burton, and Jarrett for the $1 million prize at Darlington, holding
off Burton for a thrilling split-second victory.
- Sweating out misfortune and a five-race slump to fight from 37th to l6th
place on a tough day to claim the NASCAR Championship at the final race of
the season in Atlanta, holding off the very-determined Dale Jarrett and
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