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Jeff Gordon’s son gets first taste of racing in quarter midget


during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 30, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

Robert Laberge

A member of the Jeff Gordon family has begun their racing career.

On Sunday, the four-time Cup champion posted videos on Twitter of his 7-year-old son, Leo, driving a quarter midget for the first time. His first track time comes 11 months after his father’s last race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Leo’s big day has been in the making for over two years.

He was fitted for the car in August 2015 soon after his fifth birthday. Leo’s older sister, Ella, started driving a quarter midget in 2014 when she was 6.

Mark your calendars. If things work out, Leo will be eligible to compete in the Camping World Truck Series when he turns 15 in 2025.

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