En español | Colorful and cool might say it best. In this slide show of photographs by Simon Bruty, Jeff Gordon and his Hendrick Motorsports team go through a typical routine before and on race day as they prepare for this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Brickyard 400. Whether suited and helmeted for the race or advocating for the Drive to End Hunger, Gordon never loses his steely gaze on the ultimate goal: getting #24 to the checkered flag first.
Gordon's pit crew changes tires and refuels #24 during the race. A typical pit stop can last anywhere from five to 15 seconds or more, depending on how many tires are being changed and whether the crew has to make any repairs or suspension adjustments. Where a driver finishes often depends as much on what happens in the pits as out on the track. — Photo by Simon Bruty