PITTSBORO, Ind. (WISH) — A big crowd is expected Thursday in Pittsboro as the Jeff Gordon Day Parade, sponsored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, kicks off on Main Street in #24’s hometown.
24-Hour News 8 talked to the family who lives in Gordon’s childhood home in the Hendricks County town. Michael Lang lives there and also owns Fluid Transfer Products — the race shop where Gordon got his start.
Lang remembers racing midgets with Gordon and Gordon’s stepfather when they first moved from California to Indiana
“I will say Jeff’s stepfather was a very smart man and he did the things for Jeff’s career that got Jeff to where he is,” said Lang. “More than anything he surrounded Jeff with the proper people to move him along and you cant take Jeff’s talent away from him. Jeff’s a good race car driver.”
Lang also says this time of year, people stop by the home looking for anything that’s a souvenir.
“Around the Brickyard time, people are out front taking pictures or asking to have some memento from the house or something but nothing real crazy,” said Lang.
24-Hour News 8 will be in Pittsboro throughout the morning until the parade begins at noon. Watch the parade live on WISHTV.com and see highlights on WISH-TV at noon.