DETROIT (WXYZ) - Jeff Gordon made a pit stop in the Motor City to promote the upcoming Sprint Cup series race at Michigan International Speedway, and kick off a month-long food drive that's in conjunction with Gleaners Community Food Bank and Quicken Loans.
The drive to end hunger is focused specifically on assisting the elderly.
Gordon, who recently made his 700th career start in Darlington, S.C., looks forward to the Quicken Loans 400 at MIS on Sunday, June 16 in Brooklyn, Mich.
"It’s a great race. [It's] a great race track," said Gordon. "It’s been one of my favorites on the circuit ever since I came into the sport 20 years ago. It’s great to be near Detroit. We talk about the manufacturers and what they’ve meant not just to automobiles but to racing and vice versa."
According to Gleaners, the food drive will end at midnight on Thursday, June 13. The organization says that for every dollar donated means three senior citizens will be able to eat a meal.
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